The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essays

1096 Words Mar 11th, 2016 5 Pages
“Your heart will be shattered by sorrow if you force it to live in tomorrow’s ephemeral imagination - world instead of in today’s eternal reality - now” (Sri Chinmoy). Today, people are so drawn to “perfect” realities that only involve dreams; dreams of an alternate world only involving peace and happiness. Jay Gatsby was one of those people. Gatsby was so engulfed in the memory he held of the fulfilling life he could have had with Daisy, he began to fail to see reality for its true nature. His heart belonged to a memory; an imaginary idea of the girl Daisy used to be. He fell in love, and he fell too fast. He had to leave for the war and lost communication for five years. After coming back from the war, he made something of himself. He created a man he thought Daisy would want, full of money; or so he thought. Daisy thought she wanted him too but lived a life of money he wasn’t raised to be in, and social boundaries left Gatsby on his own. And by the end, his heart was broken to pieces as she slowly moved away from his grasp. He tried to desperately make Daisy the girl that no longer existed, trying to accomplish his imaginary life he had created for himself and Daisy. Gatsby’s love for Daisy created a darkness around him, cutting him off from the real world. In his novel The Great Gatsby, the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald argues that love makes one blind to reality.
If Gatsby were to break free of his dream sooner, he may not have been completely overcome by love…

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