Love In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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Every American strives for greatness because of the opportunity this country provides. Individuals chase love, wealth, and happiness, known as the American Dream, but find themselves running on an endless track to nowhere. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, sheds light on the impracticality of the dream. A dream that looks more like a nightmare. Nevertheless, many individuals pursue the dream realizing too late the fabricated reality that one cannot achieve love, wealth, and happiness. In all the fairy tales ever written, the main chapters, be it a prince or princess, fall in love and the story ends happily ever after. Just as a fairy tale, the American Dream is just a concept bound by imagination. Love comprises an essential part of the American Dream as described in F.Scott Fitzgerald…show more content…
Not to sound cynical, but many first loves do not work out as Gatsby will later realize. Furthermore, people find themselves out of luck with many relationships not working. Today, divorce is more common than ever before, validating the naked truth that love is hard to find. As humans evolved, love became important for the development of the species. Without it, a person can grow bitter and cruel. F. Scott Fitzgerald introduces love as an elusive achievement that Jay Gatsby tries to achieve. In an argument with Tom and Gatsby, Daisy says “I did love him once—but I loved you too” (Source A 132). Gatsby wanted Daisy to love him, but falls short on his goals. She could not admit that she does not have feelings for Tom as well. By getting rejected, Gatsby losses out on a major part of the American Dream. He is just one, of many individuals, that finds himself unloved. As a result, Gatsby becomes bitter and certifies the fact that the American Dream is unobtainable. With love and affection being so elusive, many people feel as though they are hollow inside. Just as

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