The Theme Of Love In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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True love is selfless. It guides and warms everyone it encounters. It’s a flower that continues to grow and grow until it can’t be ignored. However, many may only see the light and ignore it’s shadows. It’s a wild animal, self-governed and free. Love is relentless and it can’t be controlled. Where love is a wild animal, money is a leash. Though many may try, love can’t be restrained. Jay Gatsby is one of the many that believed his wealth would rekindle love. In the book, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals that riches cannot buy love. Time can wear love down. Gatsby had it in his mind that once Daisy saw his riches and how much he worked for her she’d immediately fall in love with him. Though she did love him in the past, it’s been so long that she had already married and had a child with Tom. That feeling is still there but just his money isn’t enough to bring it all back and make her leave him. In the story Nick and Gatsby have a conversation where Gatsby says “"Can 't repeat the past?" [...]"Why of course you can!" He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand."I 'm going to fix everything just the way it was before," [...] "She 'll see."”(6.128) To Nick it seems that Gatsby had this dream of Daisy running back to him because of how much he’s changed financially. However, that’s not the case. This is just one of the reasons love can’t be bought. Now, People love who they love; there’s
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