Internal Conflict In The Great Gatsby

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Throughout history, relationships have been a major component of storytelling. Relationships developed throughout stories are influential in molding the content of what is being told. A romantic relationship in a story gives readers a chance to see the more intimate side of characters. While revealing their more intimate side, characters began to also reveal their problems, and sometimes their problems began to interfere with their affection. Their desperation for love and their internal problems cause the characters to make drastic mistakes. In the stories like Romeo and Juliet by Williams Shakespeare, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the characters internal conflicts cause them to make decisions that alter their lives dramatically.…show more content…
Their families were muddled in conflict, but the moment they meet, they fall in love and quickly decide that they want to be married. While reading this play, a reader may begin to see that these star-crossed lovers have their own problems. Juliet has a very formal relationship with her mother, like many royal families in this time, they are more like acquaintances than mother and daughter. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Stanley and Stella have a seemingly perfect relationship. They seem to love each other, they understand each other, and they support each other, but when Blanche comes, they seem to develop internal conflicts. Stella loves her sister but she does not understand the fact that she does not approve of her life. Stanley has always disliked Blanche, her presence is a bother to him and eventually it becomes an internal conflict in which he begins to investigate her life. Both of these conflicts take a toll on their marriage.
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