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    Once there was a Greek philosopher by the name of Sophocles and he believed that \"The greatest grieves are those we cause ourselves.\" I believe this means that when things start to happen and people start paying more attention to the unimportant things rather than the both the bigger and smaller picture those little unimportant things become too big to be taken care of and soon spin out of control. Personally I agree with this quote because I believe that when you start to over think about all the things that can be ignored all you cause yourself is pain and unsolved problems. This quote is related to \"The Great Gatsby\", By F. Scott Fitzgerald, because of the misery Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom cause themselves and others due to their tangled relationship.



In the Great Gatsby this quote goes best with the argument between Gatsby and Tom. \"‘The trouble is that sometimes she gets foolish ideas in her head and doesn’t know what she’s doing,\" He nodded sagely. \"And

what’s more I love Daisy too. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back…’\" –Tom (pg- 131, The Great Gatsby). Tom says this during his conflict with Gatsby and from his

point of view he believes that no matter what he does Daisy would never leave him even if she did love Gatsby. This relates to the quote because Tom was willing to destroy whatever Daisy and Gatsby had because he wanted Daisy all to himself even though he admitted to cheating on her every so often. Tom soon became the key part in his, Daisy and Gatsby’s grief and anguish.



When looking at Tom and Gatsby I realized that they had many similarities, similarities that are most likely also the key to their grief. \"‘I’ve got a nice place here,\" He said… he moved a broad flat hand along the front vista.\" – Tom (pg- 7, The Great Gatsby). ‘My house looks well, doesn’t it?” He demanded. “See how the whole front of it catches the light.’\"- Gatsby (pg-...
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