Essay on The Great Gastby

Submitted By imakitaykat
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“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love” (Max Muller). In F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby has been in love with Daisy Buchanan for five years. However, the war makes him go fight, leaving Daisy behind. When he is leaving to war, he promises to himself that he will come back to Daisy as an opulent man and win her heart. With Gatsby at war, Daisy decided to move on and marry Tom Buchanan breaking Gatsby’s heart. As promised, Gatsby return determined to win Daisy back. I believe the love between Gatsby and Daisy was pure, simple, and real however some agree that Tom’s love was real even though he had a different way of showing it.
The past lovers reunite for tea, it being their first encounter in five years. Although it was an awkward first encounter, their love seems to break that barrier and shine as bright as it once did. Gatsby invites Daisy into his mansion, the mansion and wealth being all for daisy, to show her what could have been theirs. “They’re such beautiful shirts,” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such-such beautiful shirts before” (Fitzgerald, 92). Daisy was obviously crying about more than shirts. The shirts being a metaphor for the things she is lacking; like love. Daisy cries because she is in front of what could have been her life with Gatsby. Daisy is married but feels more lonely than being alone, it demonstrates how deprived she really is under her relationship with Tom Buchanan. For this reason we know Daisy never really stopped loving Gatsby.
Granted that their first meeting started off awkward at the end of the day their love blossomed, as if they never were separated. “They had forgotten me, but Daisy glanced up and held out her hand; Gatsby didn’t know me now at all. I looked once more at them and they looked back at me, remotely, possesed by intense life” (Fitzgerald, 96). The connection between the two ex-lovers is evident. Daisy and Gatsby are enamored with each other, as a result they tuned out the rest of the world. They see nothing beyond themselves and their own love. The time spent apart helped them realize their love was unstoppable.
On the hottest day of the summer Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, Nick and Jordan got together and decided to go to New York. Daisy rides with Gatsby in Tom’s blue roll royce, while Tom rides with Nick and Jordan in Gatsby’s yellow roll royce. Tom stops for gas at Wilson’s garage where Myrtle, Tom’s mistress, notices the bright yellow car Tom is driving. The overwhelming heat sends them to stay at the Plaza Hotel where a lot of things are said and feelings are hurt. With the argument being very heated amongst Gatsby and Tom, Tom demands Daisy to leave with Gatsby because he will not be a bother for them anymore. On their way back home Myrtle runs towards the yellow roll royce believing it was Tom, to her surprise it was not Tom but Daisy. Daisy ran over and killed the woman that was sleeping with her husband because Gatsby allowed her to drive. “He spoke as if Daisy’s reaction was the only thing that mattered” (Fitzgerald, 143) Here Gatsby was, after the violent encounter that killed Myrtle, with his only concern on Daisy. Daisy being the woman who was in perfect