Essay about Relationship of Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan

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The Relationship of Gatsby and Daisy in The Great Gatsby


At the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, there is a theme of desire, an unshakable quest by Jay Gatsby set in motion by the beauty of Daisy Buchanan.  Yet, when Jay and Daisy are together, considerable awkwardness is displayed between these two characters, and this awkward atmosphere is primarily the result of the actions of Jay Gatsby. 

            The uncomfortable relationship between Gatsby and Daisy is evidenced during a meeting that might be compared to that of two school children.  Both characters seem to rely on the presence of a third person (Nick), who supplies some
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            When Daisy arrives, and Nick leads her into his house, it finally becomes clear that there is some awkwardness in the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy.  Upon entering the living-room, Nick finds to his surprise that Gatsby is no longer present.  He paced around the house nervously, and then knocked on the door, once Daisy had already entered the house,  just to make the meeting seem a natural one.

            The first actual contact between the two characters is very much like that of a meeting between two school-children.  On top of the obvious nervousness between Gatsby and Daisy, Nick also seems to have an air of awkwardness about him.  Not because of Daisy's presence, but by the fact that he feels uneasy, and in the way.  Generally speaking,  when two adults  have a rendezvous,  a third person is seen as being superfluous.


"I made an excuse at the first possible moment, and got to my feet."


One of the most prominent pieces of proof, that there was a feeling of awkwardness in the meeting,  is Gatsby's dress.  He is dressed very formally,  and no doubt to impress.  It gives the meeting a formal atmosphere, and shows

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