The Great Gatsby's Tragic Love

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a tragic love triangle about Jay Gatsby, who is having an affair with Daisy, although she is a married woman. Daisy’s husband Tom comes from money, nevertheless Jay Gatsby is also rich, but he works for his money. Therefore, if Gatsby goes bank robbed, he won’t have family to fall back on, unlike Tom. In spite the fact that Gatsby is rich and shower Daisy with things she loves, she could never genuinely be in love with him. Tom gives Daisy more of a foundation of a certain lifestyle than Gatsby, however, Tom doesn’t give Daisy the attention she wants, henceforth she looks for it in Gatsby and has him believing that she genuinely loves him. “[Gatsby] put his hands in the coat pockets and turned back eagerly to the house, as though my presence marred the sacredness of the vigil. So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight-watching over nothing” (Fitzgerald 153). It confirms that Gatsby will never truly get Daisy; she will never leave Tom for him.
Since, Gatsby is blind to the fact that she does not love him the way he loves her, he believes that Daisy will leave Tom for him. But because Gatsby gives her all his attention, she lets him believe that she is willing to leave her husband for him. Therefore, Tom and Gatsby verbally
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In the article “The Passion of Gatsby: Evocation of Jesus in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby”, by Thomas Dilworth, Gatsby’s love for Daisy and fear that Tom would hurt her, “motivates him to keep Daisy’s secret about her accidentally killing Myrtle Wilson” (Dilworth 119). Gatsby is so in love, he becomes blind to the truth, that Daisy doesn’t love him because if she truly loves him, she would have put up a fight on who takes the blame. Also caring for his safety and not her
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