The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Love is an inevitable emotion that can lay dormant in one’s heart for years at a time. Someone in love can go years without seeing their companion and still never lose feelings. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby found himself to be in love with a girl named Daisy. The two met shortly before Gatsby left for war, and Daisy promised that she would wait for him to return. Five years later, Daisy was married to another man and Gatsby was left watching as Daisy lived her life. He went through the extremes just to get her attention, but it was out of his reach. In chapter 5, Daisy and Gatsby finally reunited on a rainy day and the tensions were high as their discomfort radiated across the room. As time went on, however, they grew to fit each other as they once did before, and shared an inevitable bond; one that laid latent for many years. Although F. Scott Fitzgerald did not title any of the chapters in the novel, a title suitable for chapter 5 would be “Doubtful Renewal of Passionate Beginnings” as it displays the ironic weather, inescapable passion, and false expectations.
When Daisy and Gatsby reunited after almost spending five years without seeing each other, tensions and nerves were elevated. Gatsby wanted to make sure the day was perfect, even down to the cut of the grass. With high expectations, Gatsby was let down as the weather disagreed with their rendezvous. “The day agreed upon was pouring rain,” displayed the irony of Gatsby and Daisy’s…

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