Prohibition In The Great Gatsby

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This time was the personification of reckless behavior during the prohibition which caused people to use money as a way to show off to others. Nick sees both the extraordinary quality and hope that Gatsby possesses and his idealistic dream of loving Daisy in a perfect picture world.Nicks is related to Daisy by cousins and Tom's is her husband , and Gatsby's was her first love. The book In “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Gatsby's obsession with the past to show how relationships were affected negatively in the present.

At the beginning of the book we find out that Gatsby is Nick's next door neighbor and Nick wants to learn more about the mysteries of Gatsby.Gatsby lied about his past by saying it was great while he had to bring himself up. Gatsby left for the war and while he was enlisted he and Daisy sent letters of communication.Daisy made it a point to explain “I wish we could just run away.”even though it was against her family's wishes Daisy had married Tom Buchanan by the time Gatsby had returned home. “Daisy and Tom's marriage is forced by the fact she doesn't want to love Gatsby”(WANG pg 3). Nick finds out that Daisy is …show more content…

Gatsby stops throwing parties because of Daisy's reaction to the party she attends and because he has attained what he had hoped the parties would give him .Gatsby explains that the parties are thrown in large groups because “And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”(Fizgerald pg 34) Gatsby finds out that she is married and had a child with Tom and wants Daisy to explain her love and she says “‘Oh, you want too much!’ she cried to Gatsby. ‘I love you now—isn’t that enough? I can’t help what’s past.'” Gatsby meets Tom Buchanan in Chapter 7 and tells him ‘Your wife doesn’t love you,’ said Gatsby. “She’s never loved you. She loves me.” Gatsby tries to show a possession of Daisy that Tom has and Tom realizes that his marriage is

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