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An Analysis Of Gatsby's Jealousy

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Tom Buchanan, the husband of Daisy, is the stem of Gatsby’s jealousy that is prevalent throughout the course of the work. However, Fitzgerald is able to portray the majority of Gatsby’s jealousy with the ivy that grows on both of the men 's homes. The ivy, which fits with the rest of the green symbols utilized by the author, is very thin on Gatsby’s house, while there is an abundance of it growing at the Buchanan household. The ivy is also representative of how long the men have been wealthy, which is the main reason Daisy married Tom instead of marrying a poor Gatsby who was serving in the military. Everytime Gatsby views his own ivy and the ivy at Daisy’s house, he is reminded of how Tom took his love away from him simply with his wealth.
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