Comparison Of Infatuation In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby and Ethan Frome there is two particular men named Ethan Frome and Jay Gatsby that are deeply infatuated with two stunning women named Daisy Buchanan and Mattie Silver and in both novels there is a penetrating infatuation completely blinding Ethan and Jays minds and sends them into an illusion dream like state that deterrents them from reality. Infatuation induces to a dream of endless possibilities but sends both men out of reality’s cold hands with no way of return. Fitzgerald’s writing style in The Great Gatsby revolves much with foreshadowing and flashbacks and uses both techniques to keep the novel flowing smoothly and how Gatsby clings to the past he had with Daisy and how he wishes to have her again. In a like manner …show more content…
The same as Gatsby tries to show Daisy the perfect life and tells her how beautiful she is and if they run away they could be happy and their dream to come true and she ponders about it but is consumed by money. In both novels you see how desperate Gatsby and Frome are to be with their but both have difficult almost indestructible walls that prevent them from reaching their goals. This infatuation that they both feel for their women affects them greatly because they simply get blinded and are prevented to see that things might not work out with their women and it makes it more tragic because these men are so dedicated and so in love that it will sooner or later break them. In this case we get to see and know that Mattie already was infatuated with Ethan when she reveals that in summer nights when she couldn’t sleep she would think of him and his perfection, emphasizing on the infatuation they both feel for each other grow like a flower that is watered greatly despite the situation. (9,81) Infatuation is a very confusing feeling that causes the main characters of both novels to really don’t know if what they’re feeling is a simple attraction or crush with their women or if it’s something far greater something far greater like love and it can cause for anyone to have a whirlpool of …show more content…
In addition to the yearning desire of both Frome and Gatsby deeply infatuated for their women blinding them of all reality and gave them a mind unstable filled with thoughts. Both novels gave a clear perspective in the confusing and chaotic world that comes when you get attracted to a person that leads to love and hopefully a happy ending. Infatuation kicks people out of reality and gets them lost in a dream that they will hope it becomes

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