Since we had very little time in class to discuss in depth about the various characters in The Great Gatsby, I would like to voice my opinions on these characters based upon my own analysis of them. I must warn you my opinion on certain characters can be austere , but I will keep the language appropriate for school. With two of the three characters from East Egg : Tom,and Daisy - I would just like to say that I am debasing myself by even spending so much time analyzing these crass fictional beings - they both have issues about themselves that are either unapparent to the three, or that they ignore. The kindness that they have in their hearts is cadaverous in size.
Daisy just happens to be the average money hungry piece of work that you would expect to be the villain in a story; however, she is placed onto a pedestal by Gatsby. The reader does not see how truly manipulative she is until the scene in the hotel , where she makes her feelings for Gatsby seem inconsequential. She has no sensitivity, and I no longer pity her when Tom treats her horribly because, she absolutely deserves it. To lead someone on like that, allow them to possibly go to jail for you, and then not show up to their funeral, call, or at the very least - send flowers? Daisy Buchanan is truly a soiled dove. I just love how Nick describes his own cousin, through Gatsby’s eyes, right before he was shot. Nick said that, “ He must have seen what a grotesque thing a rose was”. He was speaking of Daisy, and I’m so very happy that Fitzgerald wrote such a punctilious phrase to describe one of his most despicable characters. The only way I can even think to describe Gatsby’s “relationship” with this woman would be in the song “Bittersweet” by Panic!at the Disco.
Tom may seem like a stalwart man, but this is physical appearances. Mentally he is lesser than , my four year old brother. Oh yes, he’s clever, and very good at covering his tracks. I’ll give him that. However, he prates about nonsense, that A) no one cares about , B) make him seem incredibly prejudice - especially when speaking about the “dominant race” - and C) just make you wanna set him on fire. I bet he’d catch flame very nicely, considering all the hot gas he contains in his skull. In reality, Tom Buchanan is a vulnerable man, and always looks for reproval from other people. Don’t believe me? There’s a quote in the novel that Nick states that he always seemed to like him(Nick), and seeked his approval. This is why he invites him to see Mrytle, he was simply showing off, and his moral conscience was bothering him - because he knew it was wrong to cheat on his wife. So, if her cousin didn’t think it was a problem why should she?My God, do I pity Pamella for having these two for parents. She, and Gatsby are the two real victims. They deserve restitution : Gatsby with his time and life, and Pamella with better care and morals. She will grow up just like her idiotic mother, and prejudice like her father. I swear Tom will be the man to place a redoubtable about men in his daughter’s life, she’ll grow up hating everyone. Gatsby always was in denial about Daisy, every horrible, evil , heinous thing she did - he mitigated. These two grandiose people only did beneficent things for themselves, because they are completely selfish. They’d sooner slit each other’s throats than, protect each other.
Just barely breathinglittle-wolf-child
like a breeze that gently fades away
with out a breath we have nothing to say
here in this moment a sliver of time
we realize it's been a long hard climb
every word you said
is now burned into my head
you tell me it'll be over soon
as I stare up at the moon
the only bright light in the sky
shines upon me as I slowly die
be within me so wild and true
there's nothing that I can do
I've given up and let it take control
this wild beast who's stolen my soul
under the cover of the moon light
I put up a deathly fight
in the day when the nights are passed by
these are the moments I look to the sky
when I find the moon no longer there
I begin to feel I'm running out of air
here I lie on the ground so still
with empty lungs to fill
a gasp, a stutter and then it's through
oh dear what the hell did I do
is this fake or am I dreaming?
oh God I'm just barely breathing