Hermione And Leontes's Love In The Great Gatsby

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In Act One of “The winter’s Tale” Hermione and Leontes have what may be seen as an endearing relationship as Leontes seeks for Hermione’s support in persuading Polixines to stay, “ At my request he would not.” Hermione manages to convince Polixines to stay but when Polixines agrees to remain in Sicilia Leontes becomes suspicious of their relationship. Leontes’ assumptions lead to an irrational change in his behaviour. Their profound love turns toxic as Leontes’ jealous rage consumes him as he accuses his wife of committing adultery with his good friend Polixines. “ To mingle friendship far is mingling bloods. I have tremor cordis on me.” Leontes’ and Hermione’s love becomes destructive as Leontes suspicion consumes his mind. The use of…show more content…
Their relationship conveys its strength as Daisy and Tom reconcile their differences. “There’s things between Daisy and me that you’ll never know, things that neither of us can forget.” Tom attempts to control the past which helps to eradicate Gatsby’s vision for the future. Tom and Daisy share the same values and this is what binds them together. Despite Gatsby attempting to pursue Daisy his idealistic view of her distorts his real perception of her. Gatsby’s devotion was never going to be enough for Daisy as he could not provide her with the life she had always destined. Tom provided her with the lifestyle she accustomed and the stability she required, something which Gatsby had the inability to do. Daisy’s feelings are not as reciprocated as Gatsby. Daisy may appear to be careless with her choices which ultimately ends up corrupting Gatsby foreshadowing his…show more content…
He becomes so convinced that his assumptions of Hermione’s affair is true that it clouds his judgement on how he should respond to the child. “ But she can hook to me. Say that she were gone, given to the fire, a moiety of my rest might come back to me again.” Leontes struggles to bring himself to look at the child. He presumably is afraid to look at the child’s features to see whether it would confirm the child to be his or Polixines. Leontes is so disillusioned into thinking that the child is Polixines that all he sees when he looks at the child is Hermione’s deceitfulness. Leontes corrupt love he holds for his wife affects the way in which he behaves with the child. His irrational thinking provokes the prospect of him ever loving the child. Leontes refuses to be the direct cause of the child’s death which is why he orders servants to take responsibility for the child’s fate. Leontes lack of paternal instinct has been cause by the destruction of his love for Hermione, it conveys the juxtaposition with the child’s innocence and
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