Love In The Great Gatsby Essay

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The Modern age works reveal that love is an artificial, unrealistic desire as seen through money, status, and women.
In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald characterizes a love as senseless false wish. In the end when everything was falling apart and they would have had to pay for the mess they created they ran away. “They were careless people Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” Tom and Daisy didn’t care if they had hurt anyone because they had their money and thought they could just pay their way to get out of trouble. When people having enough
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Scott Fitzgerald portrays love as essentially impracticable fancy. When Daisy’s her daughter was born, her husband Tom was nowhere to be found. The nurses handed her baby to her and she said, “ I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” Daisy just like every women back then would just ignore the signs of cheating because they couldn’t do anything about it because they were defined by their husbands. Being a fool means her daughter realize that her husband is cheating. That girls should be in a stupid bliss so it wouldn’t affect them because they wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. Daisy and Tom’s love wasn’t real love because if it was he would have been there for his daughters birth instead of God knows with whom. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays women as hopeless and better off being stupid so they wouldn’t process and realize that their husband didn’t really love them and that love is just a unrealistic dream. Further, a modern writer Zora Neale Hurston wrote in her short story about a married couple in a small community. Where the wife named Lena has an open affair in front of the town and her husband. Spunk the man that was having a affair with Lena, killed Lena’s husband. “The women ate heartily of the funeral baked meats and wondered who would be lena’s next. The men whispered coarse conjectures between guzzles of whiskey.” At the funeral the women ate
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