Love In The Great Gatsby

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Falling love is one of the easiest things to do. Realistically, being in love is not. It’s easier to be infatuated with the tantalizing facade of a terrible person than acknowledge their faults. In the novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, characters face the trials and tribulations of falling in love with ideals rather than reality. The novel is narrated by the cagey and hopeful Nick Carraway as he bares witness to many love triangles and dangerous liaisons. Every relationship in the novel portraying a different type of misleading adulation. The difference for Nick Carraway is that he is not allowed to publicly act on his feelings due to the fact that he is a homosexual. Through inferences of Nick’s homosexual encounters, the author…show more content…
One must assume and idealize the unknown parts of someone, but usually the false identity is shattered as the relationship grows. The perception of the person refines itself and becomes closer to who they actually are. True love, in definition, is romantic affection that is considered pure and wholly positive, not just based on feelings of lust or idealisms. Relationships like this are heavily based upon foundations of trust, affection, honesty, purity, and passion. It takes years for the fondations to become compounded and sturdy. In some cases, people never move on from their fantasies and fall deeply in love with self-made facades. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, the relationships present are all based upon affection towards the idea of a person. Meaning, none of characters are genuinely in love. For one example, Gatsby is in love with Daisy, a woman who he hasn’t spoken to in five whole years. Time will cause extreme kinds of metamorphosis for people. Gatsby holds on the person Daisy once was and has the delusion that their relationship can be rekindled. One cannot love someone they have not spoken to in years. An equivalent to Gatsby’s love for daisy would be an adoring fan to a famous actor; it is unrealistic and simply just a figment of adulation. However, the characters are blind to the flaws of their admiration and compensation for the missing fondations with sex and

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