Tragic love story in The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts a tragic love story between the main character, Jay Gatsby and his lover, Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway narrates about their love relationship tragically because only Gatsby shows his loves towards Daisy. Jay Gatsby is a young man who comes from poor family and he falls in love with Daisy, a wealthy, “the king’s daughter, the golden girl” (Fitzgerald 128). They have been separated for almost ten years as Gatsby goes off to war. While away from Daisy, he tries very hard to reach the American dream and be at the same social class with Daisy as there is no marriage between rich and poor people in the year back then. Jay Gatsby does everything that can impress and win Daisy’s heart back when they meet each other. He spends his lifetime waiting for Daisy, buys a house that is located across Daisy’s house and wills to die for his love towards Daisy. I believe that, The Great Gatsby is a tragic love story because Nick tells the reader that Jay Gatsby sacrifices everything including his own life just to show how deep Gatsby’s love towards Daisy.
True love in the novel can be seen when Jay Gatsby spends most of his lifetime waiting for Daisy where in fact he can have a lots of women as he is still young. Even though he comes from poor family but because of his determination in loving Daisy has led him to reach American dream. One of the events in the novel where he confesses to Tom that “She [Daisy] only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me” shows that even he knows the fact that rich girl will never marry a poor man but he does not feel offended about it (139). Despite, he puts all his efforts in order to be in the same social class like Daisy because his unco...

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In my opinion, true love or unconditional is a love that does not take races, religions and social class into account. People who are deeply in love tend to do something that is out of their control. They are willing to die and sacrifice their life for the people they love. I believe that The Great Gatsby is a love story because Jay Gatsby has put too much effort in winning Daisy’s heart. He buys a house that cost a lot of money, spends his entire lifetime waiting for Daisy and dies because of Daisy’s mistake. I say the novel is a tragic love story regardless love story because only Gatsby shows love towards Daisy but not Daisy. After Gatsby dies, Daisy gets back together with his husband, Tom Buchanan and she does not even shows up during Gatsby’s funeral.

Works Cited

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 2010. Scribd file.
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