Unrealistic Expectations : The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Unrealistic expectations plague relationships. The character’s love stories in The Great Gatsby are an allegory for the quest that all people go through to find happiness, Fitzgerald shows us that people will never be satisfied when they finally get what they want because their goals are often unattainable and their expectations are too high. Gatsby’s quest for the completion represents the endless search that everybody goes on to feel fulfilled. Gatsby’s inability to be satisfied with what he has represents how Americans are hold onto their dream and idealize what their life will be like once they are accomplished.
Gatsby’s relationship with Daisy shows us how the idea of the perfect life is just an illusion because no life is as good as it appears to be. Gatsby held onto the idea that if he had Daisy then he would be complete. He was entranced by her, “his heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his own mind would never romp again like the mind of god (p.110).” Fitzgerald’s uses figurative language to stress how Gatsby felt Godlike when kissing Daisy and to show why he would do anything to have her. Gatsby’s captivation with Daisy made it especially difficult for him to see though her charm into the selfish woman that she really was. After Daisy kills Myrtle it is obvious to Nick that she is not flawless as she appeared to be but because…

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