The Importance Of Love In The Great Gatsby

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Register to read the introduction… Throughout the novel, there is a theme of unsatisfied couples. For example in chapter 2 Myrtle proclaims that her husband isn’t fit to “lick my shoe” and in chapter 3 a women blames her husband for wanting to leave “whenever he sees I’m having a good time”, when in fact they are one of the last to leave the party. This shows how insincere marriage has become and so offers a motive for the affairs. Daisy married Tom for the financial stability and comfort he offered her and so when Jordan tells us about how reluctant Daisy was to marry him and how much she loved Gatsby, the reader’s favour the relationship with Gatsby. Daisy and Gatsby’s first kiss is described with the romantic atmosphere – “there was a stir and bustle among the stars” which contrasts to Tom’s “harsh” and “restless” presence. This makes the reader sympathise with Daisy when she meets Gatsby again, and the pathetic fallacy of the sun shining suggests that the affair was the in fact the right thing to do, and not immoral at …show more content…
This comment shows the reader’s that Daisy isn’t shallow and empty; she dislikes the impersonal nature of the people around her and wants her daughter to be a “fool” so she doesn’t notice it. This shows that Daisy does have morals and feels strongly for the people close to her. An aspect of Daisy’s character that could suggest that she is immoral is the possible promiscuity associated with her voice. Nick refers to an excitement in her voice that “men found difficult to forget” which suggests that she has been with a lot of men, however in chapter 6 describes a “warm human magic” in her voice, which creates the sense that she is full of compassion and warmth, which are obvious not the emotions of an immoral person. This possible promiscuity would also be viewed as liberation of women. Women in the 1920’s began to dress more provocatively than they did in the past, and so this whispering voice could merely be showing the liberation of women in that time. In chapter 9, Nick ultimately says that Daisy and Tom are people who “smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness”, Tom was clearly the decision maker in the relationship and so this last impression of Daisy is not representative of her personality throughout the

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