Examples Of Hope In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the experience and connection of 5 characters bring them together as their lives twist together and interact. Throughout, the characters start to reveal secrets of the past and present. In these instances, hope is a destructive force because of the lengths it causes these characters to go to.
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses diction and dialogue to emphasize the price of hope and how we can be blinded by it. In The Great Gatsby, we see how hope affects Gatsby’s actions and words. On page 86 we see Gatsby and Daisy interact with each other for the first time since they were young. Gatsby enters the moment very pale-faced and cold, staying reserved. Daisy sitting on the couch is also …show more content…

Scotts Fitzgerald uses detail and dialogue to emphasize how hope can cause us to damage others. On page 121 Tom Buchanan, Nick, and Jordan go to New York in Gatsby’s car while Gatsby and Daisy drive together in Tom’s car. Tom is starting to pick up on the affair. When discussing it with Nick, we can see this in his choice of words: "You think I’m pretty dumb, don’t you?”. Tom is understanding that everyone is aware of the affair except him. At the suite, Fitzgerald shows us Gatsby’s desperate hope for Daisy as he states to Tom, “She never loved you, do you hear?” this dialogue shows us how desperate Gatsby is to take Daisy from Tom. Fitzgerald uses detail to contradict Gatsby’s statement, by having Tom explain intimate moments between Daisy and himself. Gatsby’s hope for Daisy is causing him to damage Daisy’s marriage with Tom, because he is so desperate to take her away, that he eagers her to make a choice. Daisy is unable to admit to Gatsby’s claim, “Oh, you want too much!” she cried to Gatsby. “I love you now-isn;t that enough? I can’t help what’s past”. She is admitting that she did love Tom but her love and hope for Gatsby now should be enough. Daisy and Gatsby’s hope for each other causes them to damage each other and the people around

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