6 February 2015
The Search for the Great Gatsby In The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the mysterious Mr. Gatsby withholds secrets, which restrain him from revealing his true identity. In this case Nick judges Gatsby for his materialistic obsessions, but admires him for his morals. Gatsby’s determination to strive to the top is unlike any of the other characters, which have had the opportunity to be born into families that come from stable economic backgrounds. For him to rise to the top from nothing at all is a great achievement. Which should bring him an abundance of happiness, but he wants something greater, not all the money in the world could buy him this; Daisy. During the beginning of the book at the party scene, that took place at Gatsby’s house, people started conversing about who Gatsby actually is. Everyone said many different things that did not intertwine with one another. Making them disagree with the false assumptions that had been said. "Something in her tone reminded me of the other girl's "I think he killed a man," and had the effect of stimulating my curiosity." (Fitzgerald 49) Nicks confusion by all the things that were said about Gatsby did not add up. Which made him want to know who he actually was even more. He was determined to find him by the end of the night, so he could get aquatinted with his mysterious neighbor, that no one seemed to know any truth about. "A sudden emptiness seemed to flow now from the windows and the great doors, endowing with complete isolation the figure of the host, who stood on the porch, his hand up in a formal gesture of farewell." (Fitzgerald 53) Gatsby feels the need to throw all these huge parties in hope that one night Daisy might make an appearance. He is filled with loneliness inside, which he can't seem to escape from. Though he is not interested in the whole party scene, he stills find enjoyment out of throwing huge parties for people. Where for a night they are able to outbreak reality and run free. As Gatsby spoils Daisy with an abundance of ways to win her heart over again; Nick finds his actions pathetic, yet appreciates him for devoting himself to her and only her. Daisy's husband, Tom is never honest or loyal to her, as he is cheating on her with Myrtle. Which Daisy has some suspicions about, but will never confront Tom on the topic about it. Realizing that he is the one with all the money and power and if she were to ever leave him she would be left with nothing. "'I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool that's the best a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.'" (Fitzgerald 17) This quote shows the carelessness that Daisy carries around with her. To be a fool is to be a person who lacks judgment or sense. Knowing that Daisy ignores the fact that her husband is a cheater makes her become foolish inside and oblivious to his wrong doings. "There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbles short of his dreams not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything." (Fitzgerald 95) Tom being unappreciative of his wife makes her want to be with Gatsby even more, he carries an abundance more of efficient qualities that a man should have. This of course flatters Daisy, but she yet has to take in consideration that she has a present family. To destroy the relationship would be selfish of her, as she has a daughter she needs to thinks about. Daisy, confused by Gatsby's money and wealth drew her towards her husband Tom, but now that she sees financial security with Gatsby makes her regret her decision she made five years ago. Although Nick was tempted to be successful and wealthy he viewed ethics and even his own morals to be additionally significant.
"Nick Carraway is a snob. He dislikes people in general and denigrates them in particular. He dodges emotional