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The Great Gastby

  • Date Submitted: 04/02/2014 10:16 PM
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In F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby has been in love with Daisy Buchanan for five years. However, the war makes him go fight, leaving Daisy behind. When he is leaving to war, he promises to himself that he will come back to Daisy as an opulent man and win her heart. With Gatsby at war, Daisy decided to move on and marry Tom Buchanan breaking Gatsby’s heart. As promised, Gatsby return determined to win Daisy back. I believe the love between Gatsby and Daisy was pure, simple, and real however some agree that Tom’s love was real even though he had a different way of showing it.
The past lovers reunite for tea, it being their first encounter in five years. Although it was an awkward first encounter, their love seems to break that barrier and shine as bright as it once did. Gatsby invites Daisy into his mansion, the mansion and wealth being all for daisy, to show her what could have been theirs. “They’re such beautiful shirts,” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such-such beautiful shirts before” (Fitzgerald, 92). Daisy was obviously crying about more than shirts. The shirts being a metaphor for the things she is lacking; like love. Daisy cries because she is in front of what could have been her life with Gatsby. Daisy is married but feels more lonely than being alone, it demonstrates how deprived she really is under her relationship with Tom Buchanan. For this reason we know Daisy never really stopped loving Gatsby.
Granted that their first meeting started off awkward at the end of the day their love blossomed, as if they never were separated. “They had forgotten me, but Daisy glanced up and held out her hand; Gatsby didn’t know me now at all. I looked once more at them and they looked back at me, remotely, possesed by intense life” (Fitzgerald, 96). The connection between the two ex-lovers is evident. Daisy and Gatsby are enamored with each other, as a result they tuned out the rest of...

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