Everything We Do In Life In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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Cynthia Rusli describes how everything we do in life happens for a reason when she says, “Do you believe that there are no coincidences in life? Everything happens for a reason. Every person we meet have a role in our life, either it is big or small. Some will hurt, betray and make us cry. Some will teach us lessons, not to change us, but to make us be a better person.”. These realistic words describes exactly what Fitzgerald wrote in his novel, The Great Gatsby. The narrator Nick Carraway is living in a time where parties boom, alcohol buzz, mistakes being made, and lessons being learned. Everything happens for a reason is portrayed during Jay Gatsby’s relationship obsession with Daisy, her greediness of the wealthy, and the coincidences of Nick Carraway…show more content…
When the readers are first introduced to Daisy Buchanan, Nick describes her wearing a white dress and “...laughed, an absurd, charming little laugh” (Fitzgerald 80). When you think about the word charming, what do you think of? At first maybe sweet, kind-hearted, and other admirable adjectives because those are the characteristics of a prince charming. Daisy’s charm is the complete opposite. She uses it to get what she wants which is why she tricks the reader sto think that she’s still in love with him when in reality it’s he’s money, like how she cried into Gatsby’s beautiful shirts (Fitzgerald 92). Also since Tom is always running off with another girl each night, Daisy may feel alone and in need for attention which is why she keeps sending mixed signals to Jay Gatsby in the novel. Since Daisy never admitted to Tom at the hotel about never loving him, this shows Daisy’s true colors, but Gatsby was already too deep to realize the mistakes he was making. So, that is why Daisy never attended Jay’s funeral because her true colors bursted, was afraid to ruin her reputation, and Gatsby gone means no more
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