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Money is humans’ greatest enemy. It poisons their thinking, their actions, and, most importantly, their handling of their fellow men. The novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald deals with the well-known and wealthy Gatsby, whose only desire it is to reunite with the love of his life: Daisy Buchanan, the woman he lost when he was engrossed in the battle. Therefore, he organizes a number of public gatherings with the hopeful thought that his precious love would walk through his door one night again. Even though Daisy is now married to the famous and rich Tom Buchanan, Gatsby is still caught up in doing anything to revive the love. To Gatsby, happiness is love. To Daisy, happiness is money. The impact of money is exposed as something weak and worthless, which the novel suggests cannot provide happiness. Even though Gatsby is in possession of a tremendous amount of money, it does not contribute to his contentment or satisfaction. Jay Gatsby’s actions in the novel show that wealth does not fulfill a man’s needs, but it still dominates his decisions and feelings.
The sole reason that Gatsby amasses a fortune and hosts terrific celebrations is Daisy Buchanan, a young woman who dated Gatsby five years earlier, and who is only impressed by money and status. In order for him to win back her affections, he first needs to make his existence known.At the very least, he must have people in his life who associate with Daisy allude to him in conversations. Those gatherings are an example of how Gatsby advertises his wealth and status. In Chapter five, Jay Gatsby manages to meet Daisy for the first time in a long time. When she goes to his house, he uses his mansion and cleaned shirts to impress her, considering that that is his last chance to win back her love: “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’s curiosity undoubtedly is aroused, and at this very first point she is emotionally affected by this obvious presentation of great possession. That parades her materialism and how a particular supply of wealth is the key to enter a relationship with her.
Daisy indirectly represents abundant prosperity, expensive taste, and the American Dream, and that is what Gatsby admires about her. "”She's got an indiscreet voice,"” I remarked.” "It's full of——" “I hesitated.” "Her voice is full of money,"” he said suddenly” [...] “High in a white palace the king's daughter, the golden girl” (Fitzgerald 120). Explicitly, this quote suggests that Daisy promises money or a high-valued prize, which is as captivating and enticing than Daisy herself. As a matter of fact, during Chapter 8, Nick perceives that “It excited [Gatsby] too that many men had already loved Daisy—it increased her value in his eyes” (Fitzgerald 149). Conspicuously, that illustration displays the impact of money on an individual in regards to his emotions and behavior. To put in clearly, Gatsby adores Daisy’s financial worth as a profit. Her wealth controls Gatsby’s feelings, and manipulate his overall outlook and perspective of Daisy. It is not her character or her natural personality that draws his attention; it is her rich charisma and her strong status that fascinates him.
Accordingly, Gatsby would attempt to accomplish anything that is essential to enable an infinite relationship with Daisy. Gatsby was engaged in organized crime by distributing alcohol, which was illegal during the Prohibition Era (Fitzgerald 133). He even inclines to make himself responsible for Myrtle's death, instead of saying that Daisy is the real murderer. All that and even more is for nothing. Gatsby’s dream of Daisy admitting that she loves him as much as he loves her will never be reality because it is simply a fantasy. She never considered leaving Tom for him. She just takes pleasure in all the recognition she gets, and even saw an affair as an opportunity to get revenge on Tom, who is cheating on her as well. When Gatsby states that Daisy is going to quit the relationship with him, and Tom chuckles, it is is the only time she makes an attempt to address that she desires to leave (Fitzgerald 133). She says that in order for Tom to appreciate her and fight for her more. Ultimately, she pleaded Tom to end the verbal fight. “Please, Tom! I can’t stand this any more.” “Her frightened eyes told that whatever intentions, whatever courage, she had had, were definitely gone” (Fitzgerald 134). Gatsby has never been satisfying enough for her, especially after his criminal schemings are revealed, and no matter how much wealth he possesses, he will never bring Daisy’s overall needs to completion.
Daisy Buchanan’s status, money, and value in regard to how many men admired her intensified the attraction Gatsby has to her. That’s why he decides to work vigorously to get a great amount of money and thinks that he can purchase Daisy’s love. He has status and is unbelievably wealthy and influential, but he is not able to make Daisy neglect Tom and start a new life with himself. Daisy’s emotions and actions are immensely influenced by Gatsby’s money. Always when he shows off his money, Daisy is emotionally affected and aroused, corresponding to her curiosity. But it did not satisfy her truthful desires and needs. Even though she wants to live with Gatsby, she is married to the abusive and aggressive Tom Buchanan. It is unbelievable how status and decisions are incredibly influenced by wealth, but it is absolutely worthless when it comes to love. The human being is greedy, and that is what poisons his life. The obsession with money is so ridiculously strong that it leads to forgetting what is actually important in someone’s life. Wealth and status dominate humans´ sensations and conclusions, but they will never be able to buy true happiness.