Similarities Between Narcissus And The Great Gatsby

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Myths have been pertinent and continue to stay relevant in society in more aspects than just one. They are ubiquitous amongst all cultures, and are almost unavoidable in American culture. A myth symbolizes a representation of reality. Each myth tells the story of how and why things are the way they are. These stories obtain numerous interpretations; however, they all lead back to well-known standard plotline. Also, myths have reoccurring characters in the same way time acquaints you to familiar faces everyday. Our environment and different aspects of life are constantly changing. Greek mythology introduces why things change and what causes it; for example, metamorphosis can be a term to describe the growth of a caterpillar into a beautiful…show more content…
Being considered one of the wealthiest people in West Egg, Long Island, he obtains a high status and bragging rights. He possesses a huge mansion loaded with the most expensive material anyone could imagine. This mansion is the place of extravagant bashes to guests Gatsby has never even met. His “legendary” once a week parties were his means of acquiring his celebrity status. The tale of Narcissus justifies why Gatsby acts out an performs the way he does. Both Narcissus and Gatsby have a way of luring people into them: Narcissus with his stunning features and Gatsby with his fancy cars and luxury clothes. Narcissus originates the term narcissism which means a fixation with oneself and one’s physical…show more content…
The exotic festivities for Daisy are terminated, and Gatsby has lost all interest in time, past and present. He craved too much for too long, and he threw away the ability to want anything, including Daisy. Gatsby had no realization that she was irremediably imperfect. The price he paid for his narcissistic dream was a form of emotional suicide. Just like Narcissus was unable to leave his reflection and lost the will to live, Gatsby was unable to accept that Daisy left him and he lost his will to
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