Themes of The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a story that has many different themes. Fitzgerald shows the themes that he uses through his character’s desires and actions. This novel has themes in it that we deal with in our everyday life. It has themes that deal with our personal lives and themes that deal with what’s right and what’s wrong. There are also themes that have to do with materialistic items that we deal desire on a daily basis. Fitzgerald focuses on the themes of corrupted love, immorality, and the American Dream in order to tell a story that is entertaining to his readers.
Love is a feeling between two people that comes with lots of emotions, respect, commitment, trust, honesty, and many other values. In the story The Great Gatsby, the characters within their relationships violate most of these values. Tom and daisy Buchanan got married for all the wrong reasons. Daisy says, “Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where” to Nick Caraway as they are catching up on things (Fitzgerald 16). This quote shows that Tom doesn’t really love and care about Daisy the way he should because if he did then he would be there for his daughter’s birth. Just as Tom didn’t care about Daisy, she is only attracted to him because of his money, and that shows when she is unfaithful to him. Eventually Daisy rekindles her relationship with her one true love Jay Gatsby. As Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship grows, he pressures her to tell Tom that she never loved him. She could not bring herself to that paint and yells out, “Oh, you want too much!’ she cried to Gatsby. ‘I love you know---isn’t that enough? I can’t help what’s the past.’ She began to sob helplessly. ‘I did love him once---but I loved you too” (Fitzgerald 132). Th...

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... throughout the whole novel and show in many different characters make them entertaining for the readers to read about. Fitzgerald shows struggles in this novel that people would have in their day-to-day lives. The way the characters handle their problems in the novel are the same way that most people in the real world would handle them.

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