This must have devastated Fitzgerald, as Gatsby’s life ended because of Daisy. I think that Fitzgerald further cements the idea that Zelda did not love him by not having Daisy attend Gatsby’s funeral. Gatsby is Fitzgerald, a man who is stuck with a woman who doesn’t love him and who “ended his life.” Nick, on the other hand, is the man Fitzgerald wanted to be. Nick is free to love who he wants, he isn’t stuck on somebody who won’t let him move forward in life. Nick has a fling with a man, something that Fitzgerald might have wanted for some time.
The tragic flaw that causes the hero’s fall is also a custom to the story of the tragic hero, this is known traditionally as a harmantia. Eddie Carbone’s harmantia lies in his denial to accept his incestuous attraction for his niece Catherine. Due to a suppression of his unnatural desire, Carbone now feels that he is justifiable in his struggle against Rodolpho. It may even be possible that Eddie has managed to convince himself that his objections to his niece’s marriage is purely innocent and is just out of worry, however “it becomes clear to everyone but Eddie that his own motives have more to do with lust than with law and order” (Charles McNulty). If Eddie was able to acknowledge unreasonable desires it is possible that he could have
“‘Your wife doesn’t love you, said Gatsby. ‘She’s never loved you. She loves me.’” (F. Scott Fitzgerald 138) In this example, Gatsby was shouting at Tom and putting pressure on Daisy by pushing her into this argument about her affair. However, fundamentally the whole thing is related to Gatsby’s arrogance. He wants Daisy as a symbol of his victory like he reached everything he wanted.
It is important to understand how Gatsby’s dreams interact with reality and variety of symbolism used in the text. Firstly, F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights some characteristics of Gatsby that suggest an obsessive character, due to his passionate love for Daisy extended to an abnormal degree. Gatsby was in love with a memory he wanted to recreate in the present, "It was a strange coincidence," Nick said. "But it wasn 't a coincidence at all." "Why not?"
The main example of this is when he thinks Hero cheats on him and afterwards he shows that he is rather vindictive and impulsive given that his anger leads to the humiliation of Hero. This also shows that Claudio is quite immature. Count Claudio develops a little at the end of the play when he discovers that Hero actually was faithful whereupon he acts responsible and noble when he offers to help Leonato. Moreover, his love for Hero appears more genuine since he prays for her and seems sincerely grieving. On the other hand, he agrees to marry Antonio’s daughter who looks “exactly” like Hero, which indicates that he actually does not change throughout the story and remain immature and superficial.
Nick’s relationship to Gatsby is an example of irony because Nick tells the story about Gatsby, but he doesn’t like him. In Chapters 1 and 2 Nick states “Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, … represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.” 2. In chapters 7 and 8, Tom learns about the affair between Daisy and Gatsby. Nick points out the irony of losing both women in his
By the end of the play only one “blind” character lives, Goneril 's husband, Albany. Although he seems well, his actions throughout the play are motivated by the love he has for Goneril and this love has blinded him of Goneril 's cruel ways. He see’s her true colors here and there but his love for her, like a blanket, covers them up and hold her in great esteem. It is only around when Glouster loses his eyes that Albany becomes wise of his wife’s ominous ways. Blinded by the love he has for her, was unable to see how Goneril tricked Lear into giving her half of his kingdom and threw him out in times of need but now in his senses he challenges Goneril by questioning her loyalty to him “Tigers, not daughters, what have you perform/ see thyself devil.
One thing that the movie does very well is show how Gatsby believes that past can be repeated and is still longing for Daisy. He is bringing Daisy to his party and too his house to show her that he has the wealth now to provide for her and that he can please her more than Tom can. The movie makes it evident that Gatsby still believes that Daisy never loved Tom and that she only loved him and shows that when Gatsby and Nick confront each other. The director also did a tremendous job in showing Tom, Daisy, and Jordan’s carelessness in every situation especially Myrtles death. How they let everyone clean up the mess by leaving and removing themselves from the situation when Gatsby is killed especially.
This is exactly what Gatsby does to attract Daisy, and like Gatsby, Kane gets it completely wrong. His second wife is becomes unhappy with all these gifts, and expresses to Kane, “you don 't really love me, you want me to love you!” This is precisely the sad truth about the protagonist. He has been chasing an idealistic dream in his mind, which might not actually even be possible, or exist; just like Gatsby. Kane 's wife leaves him, and he is left with one thing he does know and that’s “rosebud”.
Also, this image implies how fake eyes spy on people, molding the notion of that people create their identities to impress others. Another great use of personification in ‘’The murmur trembled on the verge of coherence, sank down, mounted excitedly, and then ceased all together’’ (Fitzgerald 14). On the other hand, Fitzgerald uses hyperboles to highlight things in an escalated matter, for example: ‘’ Jay Gatsby ... sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God ... he must be about His Father's Business, the service of a vast, vulgar and meretricious beauty ‘’ , the expression seems to very overrated, yet it brings attention the struggle of