Essay On Relationships In The Great Gatsby

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Relationships have various influences which cause them to be altered, this is explicated in Both Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, 1850 and F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby (TGG), 1925, which allows for the composers’ viewpoints to be conveyed. Barrett browning and Fitzgerald heighten the understanding that the past can impinge upon relationships, changing them, as well as the idea of the delicacy of love and how it can vary relationships. The past can surface and have a transformative impact on relationships, the fragility of love may lead to a broken relationship if expectations of one another are not met or external sources interfere. The delicacy of love and the past both come from differing contexts…show more content…
The social scene in the Jazz Age provides reason for the instability of love, lack of loyalty as a result of socialisation. This contextual period led to a change in the stability of relationships, causing them to change. Fitzgerald portrays this change through the relationship of Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Fitzgerald uses "always" which is highly modal, when tom says "I love Daisy too. Once in a while I… make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her." this highlights the risk behaviour in Tom and Daisy's relationship therefore making it delicate. "I first met Tom Buchanan's mistress.... The fact that he had one was insisted upon wherever he was known." myrtle expresses her concern for Toms actions which express the strain on tom and daisy's marriage. The result of tom cheating on daisy is her leaving him for Jay Gatsby, this is the change resulting from a fragile relationship. Relationships are constantly changing when it is fragile due to the high risk of complications which Tom and Daisy Buchannan experienced. George states “he murdered her”, the connotation of “murder” Is an example that love can change extensively (e.g. death)
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