The Great Gatsby Quotes Analysis

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In the classic novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Gatz, coming from a poor family of farmers, believes he's in love with the young and beautiful Daisy Buchanan. He alters his whole lifestyle and even his identity, becoming the wealthy Jay Gatsby, to impress and be reunited with Daisy. He doesn't care that it has been five years and that she is now married to the wealthy Tom Buchanan, who was born and raised in a rich lifestyle. Throughout the novel, it's revealing to the reader of Gatsby's infatuation toward Daisy. He stops living his own life just to find ways to satisfy her. Gatsby exhibits a sense of obsession towards her and can't handle not having her. This paper will analyze Gatsby's true infatuation toward Daisy and …show more content…

In this scene, the narrator states to Gatsby that you can't relive the past but Gatsby does not agree. Gatsby objects, "Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can! [...] I'm going to fix everything just the way it was before" (110). This quote not only displays how Gatsby is trying to relive his very first moments with Daisy, but this quote also demonstrates how fixated one becomes when infatuated with someone and believing it is true love. The phrase "going to fix everything" reinforces Gatsby's infatuation and the need for wanting to have Daisy with him. This is significant because it can show the reader how one's infatuation can become harmful and lead to obsession. This scene reveals the psychological effects of seeking one for nothing more, but an initial attraction from the very first …show more content…

While Gatsby keeps telling Daisy to tell her husband she never loved him, he argues with Tom, and Daisy continues to cry. Both men claim Daisy loves them and not the other. Gatsby says to Tom, "She never loved you, do you hear? She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me!" Such a quote emphasizes how Gatsby's infatuation with Daisy has made him go mad. This quote shows the reader how one can become selfish and blind once letting their infatuation manifest within them. He clearly states that Daisy just desires riches and doesn't let Daisy speak for herself. A person who is unhealthily infatuated with someone can let it take over their life and could lose control as Gatsby does in this

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