Examples Of Isolationism In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby, isolation is in reference to each character's separation from reality. Their endless wealth and riches leads to the feeling of invincibility where nothing seems to bother them. Gatsby has a warped obsession with the past. obsession of the past leads to a future of isolation. Gatsby is obsessed with his own idea of who Daisy is and what he remembers her as, “Almost five years! There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams - not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion” (page 95). Gatsby goes through great lengths in order to become who he thinks Daisy would want, “He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths--so he could 'come over' some afternoon to a stranger's garden” (page 63). …show more content…

Gatsby spent his time throwing endless parties in order to achieve Daisy’s attention in hopes for them to rekindle their love, “On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight” (page 43). Although he is proclaimed one of the richest man around, Gatsby does not interact with any of the guests attending his party, they are all but his beloved. Gatsby wished to re encounter Daisy again, presenting himself in the fashion it seemed he would be able to give Daisy everything she would ever desire. His parties are not for him to hobnob with the upper class, but his plan to flaunt his wealth, so that when him and Daisy would meet once again, it would be in a way that she would want to spend the rest of her life with

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