Man vs. Man - Gatsby vs. Tom
She would never leave me! You're lying and you are crazy for thinking that my wife would leave me for you! You aren't from a wealthy family like we are, you aren't old money.
Daisy doesn't love you, she always loved me and only me. You're a fool and she is leaving you for me.
Man vs. Self - Gatsby vs. Himself
There's no way I won't become successful. I am not a poor farmer like my parents, I am destined to be great no matter where I started in life. This isn't me, I'm going to be wealthy and successful. I'm going to be Jay Gatsby.
Man vs. Nature - Daisy vs. The Heat
The weather is making everything so difficult to deal with, I don't know what to do! We need some way to escape this absolutely muddling heat. Oh, what can we do?
Gatsby has his heart set on finally being with Daisy as he has always dreamed. However, Tom stands in the way of this dream, and the causes an argument to break out between the two men. Gatsby and Tom fight over whether or not Daisy is leaving Tom in the hotel room at the Plaza Hotel.
Gatsby has always been in an eternal internal conflict about his personality. He started out as James Gatz, son of two poor and unsuccessful farmers. However, this poor life was not enough for Gatsby, so he reinvented himself and began again as Jay Gatsby, a successful and wealthy businessman, because he could not accept himself as unsuccessful. As a young man, he dreamt at night about who he would become.
One late-summer day is very, very hot, and Gatsby, Nick, and Jordan all gather at Tom and Daisy's house. Even in the house, the heat is smothering, and this inability to escape the weather begins to wear on Daisy. She gets overwhelmed and seems "on the verge of tears" as she declares that everything is so confused because of the heat (Fitzgerald 118).
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