Examples Of Sadness In The Great Gatsby

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Happiness is hard to find when you chase the wrong thing. Trying to feel happy can be hard to do, but we fake it everyday with a smile. Fitzgerald’s definition of happiness is that everyone just wants the money and loses track of what's really important. People wear a mask of what they want others to see and not of what they really feel. Gatsby and Daisy show sadness about each other because of their relationship. “He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps that had gone into loving Daisy...” This supports the topic because it shows Gatsby's sadness. He is sad because he gave himself away by loving Daisy and can’t get it back.”“They're such beautiful shirts,” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “it makes me sad because i have never seen- such beautiful shirts before.”” This supports the topic because of who the shirts belong to and how she is sad by not being with Gatsby. They belong to Gatsby and that supports her being sad on the inside because Daisy and Gatsby have a secret relationship together that they missed.…show more content…
“And what's more, i love Daisy too. Once in awhile I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time.” This is tom talking about how he loves Daisy on the inside, but on the outside he fakes his love for Myrtle. ““Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!” shouted Mrs. Wilson. “I'll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Daisy! Dai--” Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.” Tom hit Myrtle because he was tired of her chanting and felt humiliated. He was happy on the outside and was keeping all that sadness and rage inside. Sadly, he took it out on Myrtle who lit the
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