Thesis: The final victory of Macbeth and Gatsby
In the play Macbeth and the novel The Great Gatsby, the main characters achieve a similar final victory but ironically they also failed. They achieved their ultimate goal however, their victory is almost futile.
In the middle century, people believed in witches to have the power to predict the future and to call on higher power to proclaim prophesies. It is in this nature that Macbeth learned that he is to become Thane of Cawdor and king of Scotland “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth! That shalt be King hereafter”. And true enough, when the witches vanished, a message …show more content…
The only reason she married Tom was because Gatsby was poor and she was tired of waiting for him to get rich. In retaliation, Tom revealed all he knew of Gatsby and his illegal dealings. This ought to have broken Daisy’s resolve to live with Gatsby. His spirits were lifted up when Daisy rode home with him. Unfortunately, they had an accident on the way. Daisy was driving when she hit and ran over Tom’s mistress. This distressed Daisy so much. Gatsby waited till the morning for Daisy but she never showed up. Tom saw the commotion and he learned that the color of the car that hit his mistress is yellow which he assumed Gatsby’s car but he did not realize that Daisy was driving. He told his mistress’s husband about this. The husband staked out Gatsby’s house and shot him. Gatsby was able to achieve his dream of meeting Daisy again but he failed the chance to live with her the rest of his life for she abandoned him. Even after being mistaken to have committed the crime she did. She didn’t even go to his