His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was” (110). Nick describes the idea of happiness that Gatsby formed with Daisy. Ever since he lost Daisy to the war, Gatsby never recovered that idea. Because of this, Gatsby finds himself lost and confused. Fitzgerald is explaining that happiness has the tendency to be temporary and unrecoverable.
During the tea meeting and tour of Gatsby’s mansion set up for Daisy and Gatsby set up by Nick it is clear that Gatsby is acting differently than normal. Nick gets the sense that he is embarrassed by Daisy’s clear happiness to see him again. By the end of the night it is clear the Nick that the reunion of the two (Gatsby and Daisy) has changed both of their lives forever. But Nick sense in a peculiar way that Daisy might not feel the same way about Gatsby. Gatsby spent the last five years on one goal alone.
Romeo and Juliet, what a vile love story, that leads to the death of four main characters in a play that only lasted seven days. Romeo, Tybalt, and Paris all loved Juliet to the heart but Juliet knew which one was more important and which one could fade. They each had a different kind of love towards Juliet, but we find out whose love was here to stay as the others passed away. During the entire seven days, this story went down, many events happened to make Romeo (Juliet worst family enemy) to her husband, with the help of there trusty adult friends Friar Lawrence and the Nurse to help them make their choices; which sometimes isn't really the best choice for that scenario. Romeo was the first character to express his kind of love for
Prior to moving East, Nick was rumored to be engaged; however, when the Buchanans ask about this, he says that he “wasn’t even vaguely engaged” (Fitzgerald 18). While he says that one cannot end a relationship “on account of rumors”, he also claims to have “no intention of being rumored into marriage” (Fitzgerald 18). Nick running away from his problems shows his immaturity. Similarly, after he moves, he says that he had a “short affair with a girl who lived in Jersey City... but her brother began throwing mean looks in my direction, so when she went on her vacation in July, I let it blow quietly away” (Fitzgerald 45). He continues to refuse to face problems in his relationships and instead abandons them, which further shows his childish approach to dating and relationships.
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald manipulates time in the book as a force that cannot be changed. Throughout the novel, Gatsby’s life was formed around the idea of his past, but he can no longer live in the past. Fitzgerald explores the idea of Gatsby being trapped in the past. Gatsby spent his life longing for his dream of Daisy, which eventually became the reason of his death. The uses of time is portrayed in the awkward encounter at Nick’s house where Daisy and Gatsby met for tea.
The naivete of their younger selves, coupled with the inevitable inaccuracies of his memory, creates in Gatsby’s mind a version of Daisy that her real self, having been married to Tom for five years, can never live up to. Almost immediately after they reconnect, the illusions of them Gatsby has constructed begin to break down. When Gatsby tells Daisy about watching the green light on her dock, Nick observes “Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now...his count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.” (93) The loss of what his had imagined being magically close to Daisy distracts Gatsby from the physical reality of Daisy standing next to him.
He is quickly met the realization that a new life wasn’t something to get used to as quickly as he seemed to have wanted, “It was sharply different from the West, where an evening was hurried from phase to phase, towards its close in a continually disappointed anticipation or else in sheer nervous dread of the moment itself” (Fitzgerald 12). Everything seemed to move slower than Nick had lived with. In the West they didn’t have time to slow down and enjoy everything while in the East they had the time to slow down and enjoy everything, unlike his fast paced beginnings. The great contrast to this lost adventurers tale would be Their Eyes Are Watching God. The tale follows Janie, an African American woman and her journey to find herself and love.
Others however, only gave him an all-knowing look and told him to “wait and see.” Whenever he heard one of those responses, he would simply give a cold smile and turn away. It seemed hopeless, really. What was the point? He had been foolish as a child to ever think that color would blossom into his life; even as he grew older, one by one all of his friends would find their soulmate and their worlds would be turned upside down and inside out. He grew tired of life, and his head pounded constantly.
This connects back to the theme of movement and migration as well, for the protagonist Herald. Bynum even says this saying, “Now he’s got you bound up to where you can’t sing your own song. Couldn’t sing it them seven years ‘cause you was afraid he would snatch it from under you. But you still got it. You just forgot how to sing it.” (Pg.
Loneliness Many Americans today claim that if one works hard, then they will not find true love,; Marche states that, “The price of self determination and self reliance has often been loneliness”. Loneliness is one of the main themes in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Gatsby, the main character, searches for true love his entire lifetime. He throws many extravagant parties in his house to feel less lonely and does everything he can to try and rekindle his past relationship with Daisy. Gatsby exemplifies that loneliness is at the core of being American because, he, a man living the American dream, wants contentment in his life, something that he never obtains.
This is one of the reasons that Henry could have ran away from the second battle, because he was close to death. Henry wasn’t doing well for his first time; he went a little over board and got himself into trouble again. “The youth awakened slowly. He came gradually back to a position from which he could regard himself. For moments he had been scrutizing his person in a dazed way as if he had never seen himself.” (Crane ch6 pg.1) This was at the end of the battle.
In the first verse of the song, Drake explains his fear that he was unable to overcome of losing Wayne as a mentor as he gained success at a higher pace and worried if that might have build a wall in between the two of them. Next, Drake discussed about his relationship with Rihanna and about ever since it took a u-turn, drake kept avoiding the topic. He discusses the unsuccessful marriage of his parents that ended up when he was only 5 years old. He could not react what was happening at that time as he was too young to understand that event (Songfacts.com). Drake tells that he learnt a lesson from his relationship with Rihanna.
Upon choosing my fourth song, I thought of the portion of the novel where Janie begins to grow doubt following her current friendship with Tea Cake. The main reasons for this sprouting emotion include the age gap between them and her unwillingness to pursue a relationship with him for fear of him messing with her feelings. Over the course of the next few days in the story, Tea Cake reassures Janie of his pure intentions even though she remains skeptical. In order to express his affection towards her, Tea Cake invites Janie to a picnic at the end of the chapter where she continues to question him by saying he could bring any woman he wants and states he does not have to bring her along just to show kindness. With correlation to their back and