Theme Of Blindness In The Great Gatsby

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Samarya Jenkins 04/23/2016 Gatsby essay Mrs. Plonter Analyze the treatment of blindness, of seeing and not seeing, in the novel. In the great gatsby, gatsby himself blind. He is very blind to reality and blind to the truth about daisy specifically and people in general. He is assuming that if he can just do the right things without notice The treatment is his nature of writing and gatsby doesn’t see that Daisy has her own life and now and he had moved on and things aren't ever going to be the way he wants it. Many of the characters in the novel are blind to where the can’t see the good in things and sometimes things just pass them by and don't notice until it's the end. Myrtle also isn’t able to see that tom isn’t serious about her at all, so she tries to play it as if he been into her for a while but she is too blind to see signs are being faced against her. Gatsby himself seems a bit blind because he does not understand what Daisy is really like. He is in love with the idealized image about her and everything that shape a female such as Daisy. The symbol of this is when he falls down a flight of stairs while showing her around his house, and He doesn't realized Daisy has blinded him with her affection. The person who also is very blind is George Wilson. He seems to have no idea that his…show more content…
During the novel these different stages and symbols were faced against manys characters in different parts of the novel. Also Gatsby used his very high top m parties as a symbol of his blindness. He would have these parties to try and get Daisy to like him more realized his worth but it didn't work that way. ‘’ a man “blinded by the glare of the headlights”. Blinded by the glare of the headlights and confused by the incessant groaning of the horns, the apparition stood swaying for a moment before he perceived the man in the

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