Comparison Between The Great Gatsby And Streetcar Named Desire

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F. Scott Fitzgerald best selling book "The Great Gatsby" and Tennessee Williams play “Streetcar named desire”,are two american classic that share identical themes then you would picture. Since, Jay Gatsby is illustrated as a wealthy hard working man, while Blanche Dubois is characterized as a lying former prostitute who tries to escape reality, by creating her own fantasy you would think they don’t have much in common. By comparing, both the play “Streetcar named desire” and the novel “The Great Gatsby”, Blanche and Gatsby are not so different after all. By analyzing the two characters, in this comparative essay, I will be stating how Gatsby and Blanche are alike. Both Gatsby and Blanche share many similar themes, firstly they tend to deceive others, secondly they are confused by the difference between reality and illusion, and lastly they both have strong desires that leads them to their downfall. Both characters in these novels have a false perspective of their reality.…show more content…
Daisy is the only thing he cares for, Daisy represents a trophy that Gatsby wants to accomplish all along. We learned that Gatsby unlimited desires for Daisy, is a token of success that Gatsby dreams to achieve but fails. Daisy doesn’t care for Gatsby, she only cares for him due to how much attention he gives her, and how he worships her like a goddess. Gatsby still desires the past, he had with Daisy, and how she was all his. Nick explains Gatsby desire for the green light, he tell us “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter, tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. And then one fine morning. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”(Fitzgerald 153) Nick is explaining to us that Gatsby is trying to reenact the

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