Causes Of Daisy's Downfall Of The Great Gatsby

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People who are stuck in a daydream or create an illusion for themselves usually have a hard time trying to accept reality. If you live in the past or believe it can be repeated, it isn’t possible. Nobody can repeat the past and or step in the same river twice. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Gatsby’s neighbor, discovers that Gatsby believes he will be reunited with his ex-lover, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby and Daisy were in a relationship before he went to war. Daisy gets married to Tom Buchanan because she can no longer wait for Gatsby. Throughout their entire marriage, she was still in love with Gatsby. Gatsby is an innocent victim who is destroyed by his inability to accept reality. He believes he can pick up where they left off before their hiatus. Because you can’t repeat the past, Gatsby causes his own downfall. Gatsby’s affair with Daisy Buchanan has been on hiatus for too long. Gatsby was poor when he met Daisy. Unfortunately, Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship came to an end when he went off to war. …show more content…
Gatsby would always throw massive parties to attract Daisy to his house. Never has Daisy stopped by to Gatsby’s parties. He dreams of him and Daisy being together again and she’ll forget about Tom. The green light at the end of Daisy’s dock symbolizes hope that Gatsby and Daisy will be together. Gatsby and Daisy live on the opposite sides of the bay. The bay was not the only thing that was separating them. The green light at the end of Daisy’s dock “had seemed as close as a star to the moon.” (Fitzgerald 93). The green light represents Gatsby’s dream and how the light is hope for their relationship. Gatsby feels as if the green light is so close that he will finally be with Daisy again. Consequently, the light was starting to fade away. Gatsby is destroyed by his inability to accept reality because he believes in his dream that he will end up with Daisy

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