There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen. ~Wayne Dyer
The Great Gatsby has many different themes. The theme I am choosing to talk about today is how most people are willing to do whatever it takes to chase their dreams. I will explain how my theme fits the book by talking about Gatsby’s mildly creepy definition of love, the fact that Nick is a total push over and Myrtle, using a man to get his life style.
To start off, Gatsby was convinced he was in love with Daisy, however that’s not the case. Jay Gatsby was a twisted man who was obsessed not with Daisy but with the idea of having her. Gatsby’s feelings for Daisy were not genuine; he just loved the crazy notion of having her. She played along with it and made him think that she would leave Tom, but lets face it, it was never going to happen. Daisy did not give a crap about Gatsby and everyone knows it, except for him. Daisy used Gatsby to make her husband jealous because she knew that Gatsby would do anything for her.
“Was Daisy driving?”
“Yes,” he said after a moment, “but of course I’ll say I was.” (143)
This quote goes to show that Gatsby was a complete idiot. He would have gone to jail for murder for Daisy and it is completely absurd. Gatsby thought he truly loved Daisy and in a way, that’s beautiful but this…. No.
”You ought to go away,” I said. “It’s pretty certain they’ll trace your car.”
“Go away now, old sport?
“Go to Atlantic City for a week, or up to Montreal.
He wouldn’t consider it. He couldn’t possibly leave Daisy until he knew what she was going to do. (148)
This quote shows me that Gatsby would truly do anything for Daisy. While sticking around while the police are looking for his car was totally crazy; it is a sweet notion that he was willing to risk it for Daisy. Gatsby was so foolishly ‘in love’ that he would have risked anything for her. She gave him that gleaming little sliver of hope. That was more than enough for him though. She even told him she would leave her husband for him. That was exactly what he wanted to hear and she fed it to him on a silver platter.
The second point is how Nick was a total…schmuck. He was willing to do whatever it took to get to the top and he did not care whose fingers he stepped on or whom he had to climb over to get there. Everybody thinks that Nick is OH SO...