“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money of their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Oh! The great Gatsby, throwing out luxurious parties that no one can ever resist, yet died alone without his love beside him. Even though he opened his house and made all of this to take back Daisy, but people whose attended his parties gave not a single glance for his death, when they ate his food, drank his liquor, and gossiped about him.
Gatsby’s dream, to be wealthy, to have Daisy, because she is the ‘golden girl’, she represented everything he could had ever wanted – wealth, power. But in the end, he had nothing, his dream was buried with him. Or maybe his dream had died long ago, where he saw Daisy and Tom held hands together in their lavish house. He died because of Daisy, of Tom’s affair, and yet those careless people suffered no consequences for their actions.
Whose fault to blame?
Everyone suffered in the end, Myrtle got killed, Wilson killed himself, Gatsby got killed by Wilson, yet Daisy and Tom went back to their old extravagant, lifeless life.
Personally, I felt bad for Gatsby that no one attended his funeral except a few servants, his father, Nick, owl-eye, and the minister. He did so much for them, yet no one ever thank you for the parties, what they do is gossiping about him. Is it wrong that Gatsby keep on pursuing Daisy even though she was already married? Is it Daisy’s fault that she should’ve reject Gatsby right at the beginning? Is it Tom’s fault that he told Wilson that the yellow car belonged to Gatsby and he had no relation with it? Is it Nick’s and Jordan’s fault for not saying anything and kept on silent?
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