Passion In The Great Gatsby

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Love and passion is evidently the downfall of almost all of the characters in the novel. Fitzgerald carefully implements a sense of passion into each character, which leads to a change in their character in some form as the novel progresses, mostly this is for the worse and leads to the downfall of most of the characters. Fitzgerald reinforces how love and passion corrupts a person through the mind of our tragic hero; Gatsby.

Gatsby is infatuated with Daisy. He wishes to be in a relationship with her. Gatsby grew up with insignificant wealth and worked his way up the ladder of society to reach the top, to allow him to be with Daisy - His one true love. Gatsby’s love for Daisy is shown as he takes the blame for killing Myrtle, entrusting himself
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Gatsby’s feelings for Daisy in this situation are also emphasized as Nick states that “He spoke as if Daisy’s reaction was the only thing that …show more content…
Myrtle allows herself to be consumed by jealousy and hatred for what others have, which evidently leads to her demise near the ending of the book. And finally Daisy, who values her daughter as a type of showpiece rather than being a caring mother, she flaunts her daughter in a way which makes her as despicable as some of the other characters in the

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