Gatsby Blindness Quotes

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“There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars,” from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s the Great Gatsby, ultimately turns into “Nobody came.” This is what Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel says at his neighbor's funeral. This novel takes place during the 1920s and like the 1920s, this novel also has glimmer and shine, but a very morose undertone. The novel includes the narrator Nick Carraway, a poor lonely man whose life revolves around the rich which includes his cousin Daisy, her husband Tom, and his neighbor Jay Gatsby. Throughout this novel, the reader gets to see the lives of the rich through Nick’s eyes as he watches them and gets …show more content…

This blindness is shown in that, even though Gatsby’s relationship with Daisy will never come to exist the way he wants it to (for Daisy to leave Tom), he still is hopeful that she will someday love him. “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. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion (p.101),” this quote demonstrates how Gatsby is blinded by his love for Daisy because he had made her out to be something she isn't. Another quote that shows this is, “ ―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 (p.117).” These quotes infer that Gatsby doesn't even love Daisy he just thinks he does because he doesn't see her for who she really is, he is blinded by his past, he thinks he can recreate the past and that everything will be the same. He's made some kind of perfect image of her in his mind that he doesn't see her for who she really

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