Influence Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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In society, emotion is the main contribution to the strengthening and harm to the human condition. The influence that women have in the two texts display how love defines the rash actions that one may display for what they desire. Gatsby’s love for Daisy Buchannan along with the influence that she brings to his life, leads him into a downward spiral which then ends in his demise, the influence of Lady Macbeth on Macbeth tests his desires and lust for power. Obsessions and persisting those obsessions are what creates both stories of Macbeth and Gatsby and entail the main incentive for power or for love. Through self-destruction and illusion, the two texts display obsessions and their impossible and illusionistic outcomes. The character’s deaths…show more content…
The tale of Gatsby reveals the intent that he had, to do anything that would please Daisy. Significantly in the last chapters, Nick observes and picks up on small hints to which showed Gatsby’s intent, “[Gatsby] hadn't once ceased looking at Daisy, and [Nick thinks] he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.” Which displays the deep consideration Gatsby had for what Daisy thought of him, and wanting to make the present like their love in the past once again, and wanting to “fix everything just the way it was before.”(Chapter 6) Moreover, the relationship between Gatsby and Daisy displays how love can be detrimental to the human condition. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is revealed as an influential woman of great strength and determination, which can be seen in act three of scene two in which Lady Macbeth’s influential words “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it,” which guides Macbeth to also have the belief that to get the power he so desired, then he had to kill King Duncan. The extent of which Lady Macbeth’s influence had an impact on Macbeth’s conscience and his decisions eventually led to not only Macbeth himself, but also Lady Macbeth. Her downfall mimicked Macbeth’s in such a way that they were both craving power. In contrasting the Great Gatsby and Macbeth, readers find the themes of love and the aspect of the influence of women to make a considerable impact in both
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