Loss Of Love In The Great Gatsby

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Authors often fuse intricate pieces to their writing to foreshadow later events and enhance their writing. In one of the most famous pieces of American literature, The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald integrates small dialogues that drop hints to forecast terrible outcomes. The novel occurs during the roaring nineties and accentuates the wild and carefree lifestyle of Long Island’s enclaves. Even though their lives might seem unproblematic, one couple in particular, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, is facing marriage troubles because of their loss of love. While Tom has a love interest with Myrtle, Daisy Buchanan rekindles her relationship with an old lover, Jay Gatsby, after witnessing Tom’s undeniable affair. While Francis Scott Fitzgerald builds the plot …show more content…

Scott Fitzgerald implements hints to indicate Gatsby’s impending death through the character’s thoughts. At the night of the car accident, George Wilson is furious and determined to find out who killed his wife. Gatsby allows the blame to be on himself; as a result, Wilson asks someone the directions to Gatsby’s home. Wilson’s desire to get to Gatsby’s home signals that Wilson wants to unleash his anger. Wilson’s fury could reveal that he desires to hurt Gatsby to get back at him for supposedly killing Myrtle. As a result of Gatsby “killing” Myrtle, it is clear that Gatsby will face some consequences. Another incident of foreshadowing is the night of Myrtle’s death. While Nick was having trouble sleeping that night, he felt a sudden urge to tell Gatsby something and he believes that if he waited until the morning it would be too late (154). Nick’s urgency to tell Gatsby something foreshadows Gatsby’s abrupt death. Even though Nick did not know that Wilson was going to kill Gatsby, Fitzgerald includes Nick’s apprehension to heighten the intensity and allow the reader to predict the resolution. Both situations create foreshadowing because they suggest that Gatsby is in serious

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