Isolation And Separation In The Great Gatsby

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Isolation: the process or fact of being isolated or isolating. Separation: the act or state of moving or being moved. Isolation and Separation are correlated in the sense that the words have very similar definitions. Both, isolation and separation, are terrible things that happen to the best people. Isolation is depicted throughout the excerpt of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the passage Love Song, with two Goldfish, by Grace Chua. Both stories bring out an excellent representation of love and the separation of society. Chua’s passage shows that humans and fish are not that different, especially when it comes to separation, or sometimes, the lack of it. Isolation is presented through The Great Gatsby and “(Love Song, with two Goldfish)”, using Gatsby and the male goldfish, Daisy and the female goldfish, as well as the setting of the two pieces. To start off, Jay Gatsby and the male goldfish are not that different. Gatsby is longing for Daisy; while, the male goldfish is fawning over the female goldfish. As seen in the excerpt from the Great Gatsby, Gatsby is miserable without Daisy; he is longing for her touch and waiting for her to be near. Fitzgerald wrote, “walking the streets where their footsteps had clicked together… revisiting the out-of-the-way places to which they had driven in her white car.” This quote depicts Gatsby’s need for Daisy, he is…show more content…
Therefore, separation is the cause of many terrible outcomes. Isolation can cause lack of love or depression. Due to the two goldfish being out of touch with society, they suffered a lot throughout their years. When a person is isolated from society, or another person, they can go crazy. To conclude, the act of being isolated, or separated is terrible and it can have many
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