Emotions In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Even the most put together person can be rattled by love. Love could be dangerous; it could make people feel emotions that they never have felt before. Jay Gatsby, the protagonist in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, has loved Daisy for the last five years. Daisy makes Gatsby feel so different, in ways no one has made him feel or even seen him before. When reconnecting with Daisy after not seeing her for about five years, Gatsby is extremely emotional. Throughout the day they meet up, the most significant emotions Gatsby feels are nervousness, desperation, and confidence, which all reveal more about who Gatsby is. On the day of the anticipated meet up, Gatsby was extremely nervous. Not only was he nervous about the arrival of Daisy, but the majority of the time. Initially, Gatsby arrived extra early to make sure …show more content…

After becoming calmer and more comfortable, he decided to bring Nick and Daisy to his house so he could show them around. He had the goal of impressing them, leaving them in awe after having them see their mansion. As he brought them to his bedroom, “He took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them, one by one, before us, shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel, which lost their folds as they fell and covered in the many-colored disarray” (Fitzgerald 92). Gatsby was desperate to catch the attention and love of Daisy. He wanted her to want him, to feel the way he feels for her. “‘We’ll go downstairs,’ interrupted Gatsby. He flipped a switch. The gray windows disappeared as the house glowed full of light” (Fitzgerald 94). Not only was he desperate to impress Daisy, but Nick as well. He wanted Nick and Daisy to see how he was just like his house, magnificent, over the top, and insanely wealthy. Gatsby thought that by impressing Nick and especially Daisy, he would gain their ‘approval’ and desire for him, though in order to do that he had to be

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