Here in the year of 2005 surprisingly people have not changed a lot since the 1920’s. Sure we have computers, cell phones, and other advanced technology, but the people themselves have not evolved.
The 1920’s was also known as the jazz era where people went out and partied, went dancing and the women starting wearing more revealing clothes. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the two main characters Tom and Gatsby are very wealthy people. Even though Tom and Gatsby seem to be two completely different people in the views of others they a have a lot in common Even though Tom and Daisy are married Tom does not treat Daisy with the respect she deserves. When Tom is first introduced to the readers he is very disrespectful with Daisy, “..arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.
.” (11). Tom know he has a lot of power just because he has a lot of money.
He is self absourbed and he expects Daisy to handle his every need. When Miss Baker, Nick and Gatsby are over at Tom and Daisy’s house Daisy finds out from Miss Baker that Tom is cheating.. “ Tom got some women in New York.
.”(19). Tom is very insecure of himself because he is cheating on Daisy to make himself look like he is more of a man. In reality Tom is weak and can not handle problems well.
At Gatsby’s party Nick starts to even notice that Tom is being distant with Daisy… “ He looked at Myrtle and then at Tom. “ What I say is, why go on living with them if they can’t stand them? IF I was them I’d get a divorce and get married to each other right away.
” (37). Tom more focused on Myrtle than his wife Daisy because he is looking for something new and exciting. Tom does not care for Daisy as much anymore because he has become so passive. Tom does not show to Daisy that he loves her by treating her like she is not important in his life. Throughout the story Gatsby proves that he is more genuine than Tom because he actually cares for Daisy. In chapter four it shows that Jay Gatsby is very sensitive, “.
.you see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that have happened to me..” (72). Gatsby is alone because he is always running away from his problems.
He is insecure of himself because he has been hurt by others. Gatsby and Daisy used to have a relationship with each other and even though Daisy has moved on Gatsby has not, “..
..He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say : “I never loved you” (116). Gatsby still has strong feelings for Daisy because he never stopped loving her.
He is repeating his past because he is trying to have a relationship with Daisy that he cannot have. Gatsby doesn’t want to live his life without Daisy and he charishes Daisy when he calls her his. “Golden Girl” (101). He loves Daisy with all his heart because she is always on his mind.
Gatsby believes that Daisy is the one and only girl he will ever love because he cannot