The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis

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In The Great Gatsby is full of romance and affairs, but much of the disloyalty is due to the fact that the love isn't really present. The love isn't present because the couples think that they find love at first sight so they jump to marriage much too quickly, and end up not so happily married. So, the answer to the question is yes, love is met but not really met at first sight. The dramatic ways of love drive this story in all different directions, leading to a very twisted and confusing love story. The book is all about Gatsby's quest for love of Daisy. However Daisy is already married to Tom Buchanan, who is in an affair with Myrtle Wilson. Nick is Gatsby's next door neighbor and friend. Throughout the book Nick uses his closeness to Gatsby and Daisy to get them together. All of these affairs lead to problems. Myrtle is married to a man who owns a garage and gas station. One day the group of friends, Daisy, Gatsby, Nick, Jordan, and Tom are out at the Plaza Hotel having drinks when a dispute breaks out between Tom and Gatsby over Daisy. Gatsby wants Daisy to say that she never loved Tom, but she can't. Tom believes that is wealth will win her over in the long run. The dispute ends and the friends head home, Gatsby and Daisy in the lead car, Jordan, Nick, and Tom in…show more content…
It is telling everyone to be careful who you marry, and marry your true love. If it isn't a person that you want to spend the rest of your life with, then they aren't the one for you. F. Scott is showing how snobbish and selfish that the East side of America was after World War I. This is represented by the selfishness of the people for love, and not putting others wants and needs before their own, which is a part of love. Love can't be achieved when you are too selfish to love.
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