The Great Gatsby Quote Analysis

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“Many of those who were once so passionately in love with Christ now run about pursuing their own interests. They’re burdened down with stress and problems, chasing after riches and the things of this world.” This quote from the great mind of David Wilkerson shines a light onto what would be the theme of The Great Gatsby. In this book we can see that chasing after things you can’t have may lead to a great fall like the book. These examples are to show us why they can lead to a great fall. “He was content to be alone--he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and as far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward--and distinguished nothing except a single green light.” Pg. 24 If you had read the book you would find out that Gatsby himself was chasing after Daisy. That this green light he was trembling at represented where she and his heart was he was chasing after something that spanned a lake. That lake was there to represent the broadness that great distance that was held between him and Daisy and…show more content…
Tom albeit having an affair with Myrtle did show that he loved Daisy still very dearly. Tom understood this and did not just want the love he had prior to the affair. “Her voice is full of money.” Pg. 107 Gatsby felt even more the need to love Daisy because he realized that she was beginning to love him for his money and not his personality. She fell in love because like her philosophy, she wanted to be a beautiful fool so that she could marry, be wealthy, and live life without having to be a housewife like most people of the
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