Causes Of Depression In The Great Gatsby
Scott Fitzgerald explains the death of someone important in Gatsby life, his name is Dan Cody. “ Ella Kaye came on board one night in Boston and a week later Dan Cody inhospitably died.” (Fitzgerald 107) Dan Cody lost his mentor and his guide, after he left his parents Dan Cody become his figure and him losing that changed Gatsby. Gatsby losing him made him depressed that’s why he always says “Old Sport” something Dan Cody said. J.D. Salinger says that Holden lost someone he cared about and his name was Allie Caulfield. “He 's dead now. He got leukemia and died when we were up in Maine, on July 18, 1946” (Salinger 21) Him losing his little brother was hard on him that was when Holden started to become depressed because losing someone you love dies. In both novel they lost someone they loved and what happened to them was they got sad and became depressed.
In the novels The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D.Salinger, both authors explore the negative effects of depression through characterization. In both novel there is this recurrences of depression and both characters in the novel experience this. Leaving and losing something important in a life could result in deep depression. Getting out of depression hole can be hard but as long you have friends and have a goal in mind you can dig yourself