This book among other genres is a love story about The “Great” Gatsby trying to reunite his love with Daisy Buchanan. Trying to achieve success to impress her. This is proven to be difficult because though Daisy promised Gatsby that she would wait till after the war, she got married. This crushed Gatsby but also made him work harder. This is Gatsby’s major downfall; he couldn’t let the past go but constantly chased after Daisy not being satisfied until he had her.
Gatsby met Daisy at her house during the First World War; they both fall in love and make their promise that Daisy in the end doesn’t keep. Gatsby strikes it rich using illegal over the counter alcohol sales. Gatsby fought for Daisy but not just for love, I believe if Gatsby fought just for love he would have respected Daisy’s decision and would have moved on with his life. But Gatsby combined Daisy and his love for her with his goal of entering a greater social level. This made Gatsby fight not just for his and Daisies love, but he thought of Daisy as a symbol for his goals.
Gatsby should have seen through Daisy and moved on with his life at an earlier time and enjoyed his success but instead dabbled in the past. Daisy was a woman who looked good on the inside but in the end couldn’t even show up to his funeral out of shame and embarrassment. Showing Nick her true nature.