Examples Of Idealism In The Great Gatsby

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Ryan Waldrop Mrs. Collums 6th Gatsby Essay 09/26/14 Gatsby’s Dream of an Ideal Woman Gatsby’s idealization of the love of his life, Daisy, unfolds in the pages of The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The night they first kissed, Gatsby realized Daisy was his ideal woman and falls deeply in love with her. Gatsby changes everything for the woman of his dreams. After almost five years passes, Gatsby’s dream of Daisy being his perfect, ideal woman has become an unrealistic dream that is impossible to live up to. In the end Daisy finds out about Gatsby’s Illegal background and refuses to leave the wealth, status, power and stability Tom provides. Gatsby’s view of an ideal love begins the night he first kissed Daisy, to the rainy afternoon they were reunited, to finally the tragic day when Daisy did not live up to Gatsby’s dream of an ideal woman. …show more content…

The idealism of Daisy is shown when Fitzgerald writes “…he had committed himself to the following of a grail. He knew that Daisy was extraordinary, but he didn’t realized just how extraordinary a “nice” girl could be… He felt married to her, that was all” (Fitzgerald 149). This quote shows the beginning of Gatsby’s dream of Daisy is when he calls Daisy “a grail” which shows she is something valuable that he can acquire. He talks about her like she is an object to be won. He wants her because everyone loves her. He wants something in demand and that is hard to get. Daisy represents love, status, wealth, power and success to Gatsby. Gatsby is in love with Daisy’s life. Committed to obtaining Daisy, Gatsby returns from war and makes his fortune to impress Daisy and win her

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