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Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And Nothing Gold Can Stay

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In both F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Robert Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, it states that nothing that is considered precious cannot last because time is always moving forward, making change inevitable. In the novel, Gatsby and Daisy both relate to elements in the poem. An allusion made in the poem can also be used to describe Gatsby and Daisy’s roles in the novel. Throughout The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby attempts to recreate the perfect and innocent love that he and Daisy shared in their youth. He reaches out and desperately wants the green light across the water, much like how the personified mother nature wants to keep her first green in the poem. What neither of them know is that it is already too late. Gatsby can no longer receive that love and mother nature cannot revert the leaf back into a blooming flower. Neither can bring back the innocence and perfection of youth. Although, both could be seen as powers that parallel each other because Gatsby is almost fighting mother nature. Daisy is used to represent the innocence, beauty, and perfection that both Gatsby and nature want. Without Daisy, Gatsby cannot have the same love he had in his youth. Although, that love was transient. Since time…show more content…
Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden which was a place of youth and innocence, much like nature and the flower in the poem. Adam and Eve were forbidden to eat from the tree of knowledge. Eve ate the fruit from the tree, committing the first sin. Then Eve tempted Adam into eating the fruit also. In the poem, the Garden of Eden “sank to grief”. This means that this place of innocence (nature) lost the things lost what was precious to it. Gatsby and Daisy are sort of like Adam and Eve. Daisy’s sins when she kills Myrtle with the car. Since Gatsby loved her and longed for the chance to have that innocent love, he takes on that sin, much like how Adam also eats the
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