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Relationships In The Great Gatsby And Winter Dreams

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One can love someone so much that they would be willing to do anything for that one person. When someone loves someone so much they will do whatever it takes to win them over, even when they know it might not be the right thing to do. In the Great Gatsby, Gatsby had met Daisy and they fell madly in love with each other but at that time Gatsby was poor and had to go off to war. They fell apart but eventually met again and Daisy was remarried to a wealthier man but Gatsby would try everything he could to win her back. In the Winter Dreams, Dexter is in love with Judy and doesn’t stop loving her no matter how many times she hurts him. In both of the stories there is a man who is madly in love with a woman who they would do anything for. A person…show more content…
Both of the stories have a man who is in love with a girl who they would do anything for even if it would hurt them in the end. “He couldn't possibly leave Daisy until he knew what she was going to do” (The Great Gatsby, 148). Gatsby didn’t want to leave or do anything until he actually knew what Daisy final decision would be. He would do anything to have them be together because he loved her so much. Gatsby would hold onto hope that they would be together and he would keep trying everything possible to try to win her love even though it would hurt him. When she assured him that she had not kissed the other man, he knew she was lying--yet he was glad that she had taken the trouble to lie to him” (Winter Dreams, 5).This quote is showing how Judy would treat Dexter and how he would just still have a little hope that she cared about him. Just like in The Great Gatsby, Gatsby would hold onto something small like when Daisy would spend time with him or if she would lay her head on him. In both stories the men would hold onto some hope that they would be with the woman they wanted. Gatsby and Dexter would have done anything for Daisy and Judy. Altogether the stories have a man who is in love with a girl and would do anything for her but they just get hurt in the end from…show more content…
Gatsby was so in love with Daisy that he would do just about anything to get her to be with him. He not only wants to repeat the past but he also wanted to erase the past so that it could make things better with him and Daisy. In The Great Gatsby and Winter Dreams there is a similar relationship with how Gatsby and Dexter are with the women they want. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby spent his life trying to win over Daisy and would try everything he could to get her but in the end he just got hurt by her. Altogether the men trying so hard to get a girl just wasted their life and made them get
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