Examples Of Emotions In The Great Gatsby

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"No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence." (Pinterest) Emotions are always with people. The way people react to certain things is all based on emotions. These emotions can often lead to violent or harmful actions. In The Great Gatsby , Gatsby uses his money to get Daisy's attention to satisfy his desire. All throughout the novel the characters act on their emotions before thinking. People getting overwhelmed by their emotions is bad. Emotions that overpower people can result in violent actions. In the story, Mr. Wilson was devastated when Myrtle was murdered, he eventually seeks after revenge which results in Gatsby's death. This shows that emotions without self control can be extremely dangerous and cause harm. Second, Myrtle, who wanted Tom to leave his wife Daisy so they could be together,…show more content…
This shows that to people money matters so much they would go to measures of spending massive amounts of money to gain what they desire most. Second, Myrtle's desire for money compelled her to cheat on George and go for Tom because he's rich. This shows that people with a crave for money would go so far as to be unfaithful to their spouse. Finally, Daisy "began to cry stormily" at Gatsby's "beautiful shirts," (Fitzgerald chapter 5 pg 92) because she heavily admires and is impressed with his fortune. People who get emotional and get overwhelmed by someone's wealth must extremely admire them. As stated by Pinterest and shown by Fitzgerald, people getting overwhelmed by their emotions is bad. The characters throughout the story act on their emotions before thinking. In The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald, to get Daisy's attention Gatsby uses his money to satisfy his desire for her. These emotions can often lead to harmful actions or violent. The way people react to certain things is all based on emotions. Emotions are always with
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