The Great Gatsby And Winter Dreams

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Characters in novels can have obsessions with people, the same as in the world readers live in today. Obsessions can ruin people 's lives and cloud their way of thinking. In the book, The Great Gatsby, the main, male character, Gatsby, is obsessed with a woman named Daisy Buchanan. In the passage Winter Dreams, Dexter, the main male character, is obsessed with a woman named Judy Jones. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote both of these novels/ passages with comparable themes. The Great Gatsby is a story about a man who has revolved part of his life around trying to achieve his American dream by conforming to a woman and society 's standards. As well as The Great Gatsby, the passage Winter Dreams, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has a similar motif; a poor man …show more content…

Gatsby tries to erase the past five years because he wants to be in the time where Daisy loved him and only him. Throughout the novel, readers find out that Daisy has been consuming Gatsby’s thoughts for five years. Throughout these years, Gatsby tries to convince himself that he can go back to the time where things are simple and Daisy had no husband and no child. He does this with a clouded way of thinking. Gatsby has his mind so remarkably revolved around Daisy that he has started to think illogically. He wants not only wants to erase the past but also wants Daisy to confess that she has only loved him. This would give him confirmation that repeating the past is obtainable. Gatsby reluctantly criticizes Nick on his way of thinking with the phrase, “Can’t repeat the past?... Why of course you can!” This passage shows how strongly Gatsby lusts for the idea that he can repeat the time in which Daisy only ever loved him and she did not have a family of her own. This shows how illogically Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy has made him think. “‘I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before,’ he said, nodding determinedly. ‘She’ll see.’” (The Great Gatsby page 110) Through this quote in the book, readers can see that Gatsby sincerely believes that he can repeat the past. His longing for repeating the past has taken over his logical way of thinking giving him the idea that repeating the past is possible. “‘Daisy, that’s all over now,’ he said earnestly. ‘It doesn 't matter any more. Just tell him the truth - that you never loved I 'm - and it’s all wiped out forever.’”(The Great Gatsby page 132) This quote proves that Gatsby has tried with everything he has to erase the past. He believes that if he can get her to admit that she has never loved Tom, the past has been erased. Gatsby is not the only one who has revolved many years around a

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