In most cases, ambitions are normally driven by a want to posses something or to reach a certain level. Ambition can thus be very fruitful but it also has its own disadvantages, especially in instances that an individual can go to…
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He goes to the extent of acquiring wealth in very dishonest ways just to win Daisy’s love. Gatsbys way of acquiring his wealth is not straight forward. He gambles a lot and he has been involved in corruption cases. He even goes to the extent of venturing in bootlegging. He wants to be with Daisy just for the reason of her established wealth as seen from his referring her voice as, “Her voice is full of money.” His ambition of acquiring wealth to win Daisy over Tom is a good evidence of his addiction driving him mad as he claims it’s “the orgiastic future.” (Fitzgerald 189)
For Myrtle, she has an ambition to be happy with another and not her husband George, therefore, she goes to the extremes of loving another man. She wants to be with a man who is wealthy and authoritative. She believes Tom is what she always has desired to have in life for a husband. She even stands Tom’s beating since to her this is equal to his masculinity. Her ambition of having someone like Tom for a husband has driven her mad with obsession. This can be proved by her being disappointed after their wedding with George when she says, “He borrowed somebodys best suit to get married in, and never told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out,” she goes ahead saying, “I gave it to him and then I lay down and cried...all afternoon,” to show that she never expected to marry a poor man (Fitzgerald 35).
The level of Gatsby’s ambition driving him mad can be seen in the situation that he even goes to the extent of creating a fantasy world, whereby he is very rich and powerful. According to Gatsby, his definition of a wealthy American is through being an excessive consumer and having excess material wealth. He believes that dressing flamboyantly and owning a very huge mansion is the key to a happy life of which the narrator in the novel puts as “youth and mystery that
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