Character Analysis Of Nick Dunne's 'Gone Girl'

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The novel starts with an epigraph which states “"Love is the world's infinite mutability; lies, hatred, murder even, are all knit up in it; it is the inevitable blossoming of its opposites, a magnificent rose smelling faintly of blood." The quote itself is eerie, but it very much intrigued me. As you turn the pages, you begin your journey through a toxic relationship, slowly rotting. Gone girl is a dark, thrilling, and puzzling mystery about the complexities of marriage, the consequences of a recession, and the influence of the media. The novel is filled with compelling, well-developed, and multi-dimensional characters whose potentials are realized. The storyline is told through the perspectives of Nick Dunne, the accused husband, and…show more content…
Amy is a femme fatale. She is manipulative when it comes to getting what she wants and mind you, she always gets what she wants. These characters have underlying personalities which are set to surprise you along the way. Margo Dunne, Nick’s twin sister, deserves an honorable mention. She gives her continuous support Nick throughout the investigation. Although Margo had a moment of doubt, she shrugged it off because she had an unwavering faith in Nick. We all deserve a person like Margo in our lives, a person who will not abandon us in times of peril. The point which the story is trying to get across is the mutability of love. At the height of their relationship, Nick and Amy looked as though their love was pure and that they were a perfect couple. They lived comfortably in New York with a stable means of living. Their love seemed to flourish until struggles came in. Nick and Amy struggled without their jobs because of a recession, which led them to settle in Carthage, a small town where Nick was raised. Amy started to show signs of dissatisfaction, while Nick became unmotivated. The layers of their pretentiousness slowly got ripped off. As these factors began to add up, they also began to poison each

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