“I hope she’ll be a fool,” she says, “that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world , a beautiful little fool .” Clearly, she has some experience in this area and implies that the world is no place for a woman; the best she can do is hope to survive and the best way to do that is through beauty rather than brains.
‘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. ‘ ‘It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart.
Gatsby can be interpreted as being both heroic and foolish, depending upon the reader’s attitude and philosophy toward life. Some might see Gatsby’s efforts to repeat the past with Daisy by his side as being foolishly romantic, completely out of touch with reality.
The last line of The Great Gatsby is a metaphor of trying to row against the flow of current.
Myrtle was killed by Jay Gatsby’s car. She thought that her lover, Tom, was driving the car. Daisy happened to be driving Gatsby’s car at this point, and was so upset by earlier events that she was not able to correctly handle the vehicle. Sadly, Daisy struck and killed Myrtle .
In The Great Gatsby, Daisy tells Nick that she hopes her daughter will grow up to be a beautiful fool: I hope she’ll be a fool–that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool. Daisy knows this is the way for a woman to be successful and upwardly mobile in her society.
Quote 1. I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool .
We are told that Gatsby came up from essentially nothing, and that the first time he met Daisy Buchanan, he was “a penniless young man.” His fortune, we are told, was the result of a bootlegging business – he “bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago” and sold illegal alcohol over the counter.
“Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand. This is probably Gatsby’s single most famous quote .
The first is that he does not understand the American class system and thinks that mere wealth will gain him acceptance into the old money circles exemplified by East Egg and the Buchanans. In his desire to be accepted into that society and in his inability to realize that he never will be, he is foolish .
Gatsby is a hopeless romantic because of his crazy ideals. He has crazy ideals because of his hopeless love. Gatsby was a different man, a man who wanted to be worthy of Daisy’s love. Because of his love for Daisy, and because his love for her was impossible as who he truly was, a poor small town boy.
Gatsby’s Death and Funeral In both book and movie, Gatsby is waiting for a phone call from Daisy, but in the film, Nick calls, and Gatsby gets out of the pool when he hears the phone ring.
Yes, she loves Gatsby , but she doesn’t love him enough to dismantle her entire life, as you said it. She likes the stability and metaphoric safety (not physical, of course, because of Tom’s temper) of staying with Tom because it’s the situation she’s already in.
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald ” In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”