Such Beautiful Shirts In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Such Beautiful Shirts F. Scott Fitzgerald explores the complex and doomed relationship of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby in his novel The Great Gatsby. At one point, the couple reunited after years apart and Gatsby shows Daisy the wealth he has accumulated to “deserve” her love. During the grand tour of his home, he proudly shares the expensive and ostentatious wardrobe he has accumulated. Nick reports that “he took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them one by one . . . shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel . . . with stripes and scrolls and plaids in coral and apple green and lavender and faint orange with monograms of Indian blue” (98). Surprisingly, Daisy begins to sob in response. Although she says “I’ve never …show more content…

Daisy does not really consider what she is doing until this moment. Daisy goes to Nick’s house having no inclination that Gatsby is going to be there. Her initial reaction is shock that Gatsby is even alive. Once Gatsby and her break the awkward barrier they connect. They are so happy to be with each other that they block out the world. “I went in after making every noise possible in the kitchen, short of pushing over the stove--but I don’t believe they heard a sound”(89). They are engrossed in each other not realizing that Nick is trying to get their attention. Once they go to Gatsby’s she is just happy to be there not worrying about life but once she is on the table she realizes what she is doing and what is actually happening. Reality hits her and she becomes overwhelmed with feelings of guilt, shock, and regret. She feels guilty for not being with Tom. She is still in shock that Gatsby is alive and regret for marrying Tom and not waiting for …show more content…

This shows that they want the love that they had five years ago, when they first fell in love. However, they have both grown and changed so much from the lives they had five years prior. Daisy is married to Tom, so she feels torn between him and Gatsby. He has fought in the war, been very successful, and has acquired many assets that he tries to impress Daisy with. Their relationship is made up mostly of wishing because they both want to fall in love, but neither are totally committed, and they want their love to be exactly as they imagined

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