Unloyalty And Marriage In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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In the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald presented marriage. His views on marriage were clear, Scott based his view on unloyalty and marriage. Throughout The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald made monogamy unrealistic by having unloyal characters and relationships.

It all began when Fitzgerald was married to a woman named Zelda. “They drank gin together and kissed in the back rows of the local theater. When Zelda shared her diary with Scott, he was so impressed with her writing and thoughts that he would later use many of her phrases in his stories. Zelda knew how to keep Scott interested. Although she declared her love for Scott, she continued to date others” (“F. Scott Fitzgerald: Writer of the Jazz Age.”). This shows how Zelda was into
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Scott Fitzgerald made monogamy unreal. “His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God” (Fitzgerald 119). This detail is important because, this detail shows how Daisy and Gatsby had an affair and they kissed. Also Daisy admitted to gatsby that she loved him in the book it stated “Oh, You want to too much!” she cried to Gatsby. “ I love you now-- isn’t that enough? I can’t help what’s past.” She began to sob helplessly. “ I did love him once-- but I loved you to.” “You loved me too?” (Fitzgerald 141). This shows that daisy is in love with two men, so Daisy is being unloyal to her husband. The irrational thing is that , Daisy was more open about her affair she was having with Gatsby because , When Tom left the room to speak with his mistress on the phone, Daisy boldly kissed Gatsby, declaring her love for him. Later, after Daisy suggests they go to town, and when tom returned he witnessed a soft glance that passed between Daisy and Gatsby and could no longer deny the two of them are having an affair. All in the end was Daisy’s love for Gatsby 's real? This is where F. Scott Fitzgerald presents unloyalty. When Tom’s mistress Myrtle got killed in the car accident, Daisy told Tom about the accident but she let’s Gatsby take all the blame …show more content…
“She smiled slowly and walking through her husband as if he were a ghost shook hands with Tom, looking him flush in the eye. “ (Fitzgerald 29). This shows how Myrtle ignored her husband for Tom and, she had no care in the world for George. This detail shows how Myrtle was unloyal and how Fitzgerald made monogamy unrealistic. Myrtle wanted Tom to be with her badly, but Myrtle misinterprets an emotional commitment with tom , she actually thinks her and Tom will be together just because they had that apartment in the city, which is why she runs out to his passing car when she is killed. She is desperately seeking a better life with him, but obviously that 's not what Tom wants ( Nagel). This detail is important because, it shows how Myrtle and Tom was having an affair, and how far the affair went to her getting killed. I don’t see how George could be so naive? In the book it stated , “ For some time George Wilson had entertained his own suspicious concerning his wife’s fidelity or lack thereof.” (Moss 151). This shows how george was suspicious, but he never took action until the last minute. As can be seen, Myrtle was a deceiver to her own husband. It was presented right in front of George face, but he was

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