The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald And Their Eyes Were Watching God

1856 Words Jan 28th, 2016 8 Pages
In the books The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, both Gatsby and Janie set out on a journey to find what they thought love is. Barbra Will writes, ”Jay Gatsby, a figure marked by failure and shadowed by death throughout most of the novel, nevertheless achieves a form of "greatness"(Will). In both stories Gatsby and Janie set out to find this greatness of love in their lives. In their journey of finding this greatness of love, they find themselves failing and retraying over and over. When they find themselves failing they sometimes learn something from it. A lot of the time they are only looking at the big outcome of love but really they are finding some of their greatness from the little things they learn on the way to the big outcome. Both Gatsby and Janie face the problem of separation between their lovers although they are separated in much different ways they still share the same ideas. Something special about Janie and Gatsby is they find out little things about themselves that play a very important role in their lives. These little things they learn turn out to be tools as they go on their journey of love. Although some time these tools can push them in the opposite direction. Comparing these two characters together tells two different stories but with outcomes that are very similar.
The deceptive relationships in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, cause a void in the lives of each character. Barbara…

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