Examples Of Daisy's Relationship In The Great Gatsby

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Another reason why Gatsby's relationship is unhealthy, is because he is head over heels in love with Daisy. Gatsby would go to the ends of the earth to appease daisy, going as far as taking a bullet for her in the end of chapter 8. Up until this point Gatsby's relationship with daisy is rather one sided, with him doing all the work to maintain the love they once felt for each other. It is only later that he realizes this, standing affront his house talking with Nick. Repeatedly we see Daisy neglecting even shunning Gatsby's love and yet he remains faithful to her, a woman that has yet to return the feeling. Is impossible to say that a relationship where the two partners label themselves as different things is that of a healthy one. Whereas Gatsby genuinely cares about Daisy and has thought about nothing but her for the last 5 years; Daisy is caught between her feelings for Tom and Gatsby, unable to decide between them. …show more content…

Another issue is that a partial amount of Gatsby's infatuation can be acquitted to the idea of Daisy rather than person herself. Gatsby equates his love for Daisy with the wealth of her surroundings. “Gatsby's, dream is established here:” States Gary Scrimgeour, “A combination of beauty, love, money, and success.” (Scrimgeour, 2). The conflation of all these ideas heightens his infatuation with Daisy. He falls in love with her because they are young and she's beautiful; but his love increases as he builds this idea of her in his mind that her beauty is inherently connected to her wealthy status. Thus, his initiative to become rich was part of his effort of living up to this conception he had of Daisy. In Gatsby’s mind, he legitimately loves her but truthfully a part of him is only infatuated with the idea of her. In this respect Daisy is not the person he believes her to be, only because in his mind, she is an impossibly perfect girl frozen in the

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