Theme Of Disillusionment In The Great Gatsby

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Love is one of the strongest feelings ever experienced in life. It can make a person feel upbeat and lively, but at the same the time can cause disillusionment and tragedy. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby was trying to be a part of old money to rekindle his relationship with his teenage lover Daisy Buchanan. At a young age, Gatsby knew that it would be his ambition that took him places in life. In order to achieve his unattainable “American Dream” he had to attain new money to entice Daisy. According to William Veogeli, Gatsby “got rich quick out of a sense of urgency and desperation and crazy hopefulness, out of refusing to get over a broken heart and give up the love of his life” (Voegeli 69). Regretfully, Daisy`s actions due to societal expectations and social class differences proved she loved …show more content…
In F. Scotts Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby, the causes of disillusionment is money, love, deception, acceptance, and appreciation. All characters in the novel were in search of one of the many causes of disillusionment which lead tragedies to occur. If individuals stopped trying to recapture the past and live for the future everyone can live a happy life. There would be no negativity and heart breaks, just life that never stops living. The word love can have different meanings to each individual, it takes one to truly understand the meaning and emotional rollercoaster it can take a person. For Gatsby love meant no amount of money and damage can change the love that is shared between two individuals. Gatsby loved Daisy and as sad as it was for her using him, it showed not everyone says the word love means it or actually care about that individual. They say it to make the individual feel good about themselves even though it could hurt them the long run. Sometimes we just have to live laugh and

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