Love Hope And Obsession In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Love, Hope, and Obsession According to the company Google, "What is love" was the most searched phrase on its site in 2012. Love is an emotion that is hard to understand and almost impossible to neatly define. Many argue in the story “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, that Jay Gatsby’s love for the character Daisy is not considered true at all but rather just an obsession. Although Gatsby’s love did have characteristics of being obsessive, blind, and tragic, this doesn’t take away from the fact that his love for Daisy was true. Even though love is difficult to understand, there are many traits of love that Gatsby had which displayed his true feelings for Daisy. His love for her began simply when he had nothing, through the years he remained dedicated to her, and, in the end, his love was unconditional. Gatsby’s love for Daisy was very real and his feelings for her shine throughout the story through his passionate commitment to her.…show more content…
It was before he went off to war and when he had nothing. They fell deeply in love with each other despite the fact that he had nothing and she was very well off. Gatsby’s true love was apparent as noted by Jordan Baker in chapter 4. "The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at some time, and because it was so romantic to me I have remembered the incident ever since." (Fitzgerald 75) Daisy was not at all a possession to complete his dream, she was his dream and his possessions completed his life with her. At the time they first fell in love, his objective was simply to come back from the war a marry her. The foundations of his love were simple, honest, and
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