Love Song With Two Goldfish And The Great Gatsby

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Not being good enough is a fear felt my many, young or old, single or in a relationship, working or unemployed, all feel it at one point in their lives. This is especially true to those who are in a unrequited devotion, who know that the person they desire so much do not feel the same attraction. Once the one whom they love leaves them isolated, however, the devoted become obsessive, wishing for their partner to come back, fall into depression, and at the worst possible scenario, become self destructive. All of these feelings and traits are found in both “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and (Love Song, With Two Goldfish) by Grace Chua. These feelings of loneliness, isolation, and separation are emphasized and developed in both text with use of diction, metaphor, and imagery. In “The Great Gatsby,” Jay Gatsby, a man who makes the transition from army veteran penniless on the streets to the owner of a lavish mansion in New York City, and does so only to please the love of his life. Gatsby, however, did not initially have the drive to work for her affection, instead roamed the city which they both lived. Upon his return from fighting in World War One, Gatsby returned to Louisville only to find Daisy absent and his heart empty. Detailed imagery is used to describe his actions during his time in Louisville. Drifting around the town, “...walking the streets where their footsteps had clicked together through the November night.”(Fitzgerald 84) With descriptions of the

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