Desire In The Great Gatsby

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Desire in The Great Gatsby
Desire can lead people in many different directions -- some good, and some bad. Desire can confuse people, and give them false hope. This makes them commit actions without thinking about consequences.Throughout the book, The Great Gatsby, desire influenced the choices of Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, and Myrtle.
First, Gatsby desires to have Daisy and will do anything to get her attention. Throughout the book Gatsby tries many different ways to catch Daisy’s attention. For instance, "Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay, (63). Gatsby has very strong feelings for Daisy and he starts by getting close to her so he can see her. Gatsby threw tons of parties trying to get Daisy to attend. He even uses her cousin,
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The book focuses on two main religions, christianity, and catholic. It discusses God, and how he sees and knows everything. When Wilson describes Myrtle and all the wrong she has done to him, he reminds her that God still knows all the wrong. In the book, there is a billboard with picture of eyes on it, and they compare the eyes to God’s eyes. The eyes are always there, and can see everything just like God. Also there is a few references to the catholic religion. In one part of the book, it tells readers the reason Tom and Daisy have not received a divorce is because she is catholic and it is against her religion. Overall, The Great Gatsby is a classic because though it was written in the 20’s, it is still relevant. Much of this relevancy is due to the fact the author writes about ideas of which people relate. One of those relatable ideas is desire. Desire can change people, and lead them down the wrong road. Throughout, The Great Gatsby characters make life altering decisions simply because of what the want in life. The book can interpreted many different ways as to what it is trying to portray to
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