What Is Daisy's Love In The Great Gatsby

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There are many ways people use each other without the other person knowing, an example of this would be in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. All throughout the book it is clearly shown that Gatsby is taken advantage of by many different people, and yet he is oblivious of this. He also exaggerates his past to impress the one person he loves most. We start to see his “friends” true colors towards him in the darkest of times during Gatsby’s death. Gatsby can be portrayed as a used and sad character through the entire book. An example of this is Daisy taking advantage of Gatsby’s love without him even suspecting it. To introduce, the first example is the fact that before Nick Carraway had entered Gatsby’s life, the only type of friendship…show more content…
For example, Gatsby buys his father a house far away and moves away from him, not contacting him or anything. He shuts his father out of his life to find his love again for Daisy, which leads on to my next point. Gatsby is treated so terribly by the one person he loves, Daisy Buchanan, who leads him on. She constantly takes advantage of Gatsby’s love towards her and plays along with Gatsby’s fantasies about her, such as Daisy telling Tom she doesn’t love him and going away with Gatsby. The text states, “ Daisy and Tom were sitting opposite each other at the kitchen table, with a plate of cold fried chicken between them, and two bottles of ale” (Fitzgerald 145). In this time of the book, Daisy had just hit Myrtle and when she returns home to Tom, she acts as if nothing has just happened. She is showing no remorse or any emotions at all. Part of why she is not emotionally distraught is because she knows Gatsby would take the blame for her, which is showing how she takes advantage of Gatsby’s love. The other part of why she is showing no emotion is because she tends to block out the negative in her life and think only of thoughts…show more content…
Nick goes out of his way to get people to attend his funeral, but has no luck with anybody except Gatsby’s father. Not even Daisy thinks about going to the funeral to at least pay respects to the man. Meyer Wolfsheim one of Gatsby’s business associates also doesn’t bother going, and doesn’t even give a valid excuse to not go. “ I can’t do it- I can’t get mixed up in it” (Fitzgerald 171). Wolfsheim was Gatsby’s closest friend, and said when he was younger if his friends died he would stick with them until the end. This should not make it any different, if anything he should feel guilty for not even paying his respects towards Gatsby. However, Wolfsheim had said something very interesting, “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead” (Fitzgerald 172). Here Wolfsheim is basically saying he knows he was not a true friend of Gatsby’s and does not feel right to appreciate him now that he is dead, however it still doesn’t seem morally correct. Although speaking of Gatsby’s close acquaintances, there other people who have used him for his parties and alcohol. Nobody at these parties bothered to find Gatsby and get to known him as a person, they all just went to have a fun time. All this shows how he was treated by all the other people and he was used by everyone at

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