The Great Gatsby
Did you ever love someone that couldn’t love you back the same way? Did some always stand in the way before you got to love someone. Its called Unattainable love. Love that you can never achieve or obtain. It happens every day, and especially in the book I just read by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
The whole book is about unattainable love and shows this with numerous characters. Such as Nick Carraway and how he almost falls in love with Jordan Baker, Daisy and how she regrets loving Tom for one second, Jay Gatsby with the love of Daisy, and Wilson and his wife who falls in love with Tom.
The Story starts out with Nick living next to Mr. Gatsby and the yearning to meet him. Mr. Gatsby is a rich man from inheritance and the drug business. He entertains people by having ravishing parties night after night and wishes that Daisy whom he hasn’t seen in five years would come to see how much he misses her. Nick of course is a cousin with Daisy, and once Mr. Gatsby hears about this he becomes one of Nick’s good friends.
Tom has been having an affair with Mrs. Wilson, whose husband owns a garage. Daisy was distraught by the event and her friend Jordan came down to visit her. Soon Mr. Gatsby gets to meet Daisy and they fall in love all over again. Tom is obviously mad and sees quickly what is going on between the two. What is confusing is that Tom doesn’t realize he had done the same thing to Daisy with Mrs. Wilson. Daisy is driving Gatsby’s car and accidentally makes a hit and run with Mrs. Wilson as she plunges into the road. Tom and Mr. Wilson were heart broken, and because Mr. Gatsby felt so bad he took the blame.
... leave Tom and be with him. Gatsby is murdered by George Wilson, who believes that Gatsby murdered his wife, Myrtle Wilson. Daisy Fay Buchanan Daisy is ... The men argue, and even though Gatsby forces Daisy to say she has never loved Tom, she soon takes it back. She ... Daisy's dock. After Nick arranges for Daisy and Gatsby to meet again, the two become close again. Gatsby believes that she loves him as ...
Mr. Wilson uses revenge to kill Mr. Gatsby while Daisy and Tom had run off to hide with their belongings. Nick had tried to plan a funeral, but there was no one to come except Jay Gatsby’s father, and a few people who knew him only a tiny bit.
The book symbolizes many, many events. One of the most important symbolic features was the green light on Daisy’s dock. Mr. Gatsby had moved across to lake from Daisy on purpose and could see a green light. It was his goal to reach that light and to be with Daisy again. It was suppose to be like the American Dream. The first settlers that came to America were searching for new land and freedom, and as they approached they saw the color of green. His goal was to approach Daisy and have their love back. And once Daisy and he had reacquainted the green light was gone.
Another symbolic feature to recognize was the billboard of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, with his huge blue eyes. He was watching over the world, as he was god. This helped foreshadow that something was going to happen.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was a fantastic novelist and used colors to describe moods, the atmosphere, objects, and the characters feelings. He used much whites, lavenders, yellows, and gold. Daisy and Jordan always wore white to represent purity, while I thought that Daisy wasn’t too pure all together really. At parties there would be yellow orchestra music, the tea was gold, and Mr. Gatsby’s car was yellow.
Wilson’s bleakness foreshadowed his wife getting killed in the accident. Gatsby’s car was foreshadowed as well as when they describe it they use the words, “monstrous length” and “abusive power”. And also after she was killed the newspapers called it the “Death Car”.
A big foreshadow of that Gatsby was going to die was when he was walking on the sidewalk with Daisy and to him it was like he was climbing up a ladder to the trees up ahead, saying in other words he was climbing up to heaven.
In the beginning the girl Trishia was sitting in the back seat of the car listening to her mom and brother fight. They were going on there Saturday outing to a nature forest. While on the trail Trishia had to urinate so she called to her mom, but her mom was busy arguing with Pete the brother. She ducked off in the woods to urinate when she saw other people near her. She went further into the ...
Daisy and Gatsby were snobby and self centered. For when they hit Mrs. Wilson, all they cared about it being safe and not getting caught- and not at all aroused that they had killed someone. They cared deeply about each other and when they were together no one else was there. They were rude and ignored everyone but himself or herself.
I don’t think Tom did ever love Daisy as he said he did because how could you love someone and then go have an affair with Mrs. Wilson in New York? Daisy didn’t love Tom, which was self-centered to make Tom believe that she did.
In one of the chapters near the end, Tom, Daisy and Gatsby have a fight, which Nick has been so wrapped up with other people’s goals and love affairs, he forgot it was his birthday. I don’t think it was too nice of Gatsby to make Nick do all of this and not give Nick too much in return.
Yet without each other these characters, the story would have been nothing.
At first when I started to read this book I was trying to hurry through it and I stop reading it because I thought it was boring. It was only boring because I skimped through all the good parts. This book is one of those that you have to think as you read, because of the symbolism and the foreshadowing. Then when I started to read it over for extra credit I realized why this book was so popular and is now a fine classic. It’s a beautiful book, and I’m really picky about what books I like, so you must know it is a good one.
You’ll start to fall in love with the characters even if they are snobby or self-centered. I definitely hope everyone can enjoy the book as much as I did.