Symbolism In The Great Gatsby

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Love stories depend on two people that struggle to come together and prove chemistry between the two of them. F. Scott Fitzgerald presents many relationships throughout The Great Gatsby. The relationships don’t end like Disney movies with happy endings in this book, but there is love and a connection between the characters. The Great Gatsby can be called a love story because of the romantic relationships throughout the book. Jay Gatsby talked to Daisy and was in a serious relationship with her before he had left for war. When he came back, he found out she was with another man, so he tried to impress her by wearing super nice clothes, being rich, and buying a mansion across the bay from her. She meant so much to him that “he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes” (93). He even changed how he felt about things in his house based on what she liked. They are a part of a love story because of being in love before and rekindling their relationship during the book. The chemistry and connection they have together is undeniable because of everything he does out …show more content…

Tom is married to Daisy but has a side woman named Myrtle. Myrtle is married to George Wilson but wants to run away with Tom. Tom loves Myrtle based on what he does for her throughout the book, but he knows that he can not simply be with her or run away with her. He buys her things and has affairs with her, but he has a child with Daisy and could lose money, so when she dies he just patches everything up and keeps living his life he has with Daisy. He cried after Myrtle’s death and was upset, which shows he did have feelings for her because people usually don’t cry over things they don’t have emotional attachments for. Also, Tom told George that Gatsby hit her with his yellow car because he assumed it was Gatsby driving. Their love did not get to continue with a happy ending because she was

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