Examples Of Insensitivity In The Great Gatsby

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And So We Beat On... In the book The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays insensitivity through the characters cowardly behaviour and actions towards one another, illustrating the struggle with coming to terms with reality. A prime example of a character and their insensitivity would be Jay Gatsby. Jay Gatsby is utterly and indescribably obsessed with daisy Buchanan. Daisy Buchanan is a married woman with a child, and Gatsby has been in love with her for over 5 years. Ever since the two met at a young age, Gatsby has been putting Daisy first, before everything. He is insensitive towards others because all he is focused on is daisy. Gatsby doesn 't mean to be an insensitive man, but he only sees daisy in his line of vision, and he ends …show more content…
Tom Buchanan is the husband of Daisy buchanan, and the two together are not a good match... Or are they? They seem to be on opposite ends of the spectrum. Daisy being seemingly flighty and sweet, is too defiant for tom, who is an arrogant brute with a love for money and control. The two, in the end outcome, actually do work out very well together because they both desire power and money, and living comfortably. Tom and Daisy Buchanan do not care who they hurt in the end, as long as the outcome is in their favour. The Great Gatsby is "using elements of irony and a tragic ending, delving into themes of excesses of the rich, and recklessness of the youth." (Sykmund, Ed.) insensitivity is widely shown throughout The Great Gatsby, and through all of the characters as well. You could even argue that Jordan and Nick are insensitive. Jordan, stone cold as she may seem, has somewhat declared feelings for nick. Nick, being done with everyone 's antics including Jordan 's, is insensitive towards her feelings and treats her declaration as if though it means nothing to him. Once, before he knew of Jordan 's cheating and insensitive ways herself, Nick may have been in love with her as well. "And for a moment I thought I loved her. But I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires." (Pg.

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