Theme Of Mortality In The Great Gatsby

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Mortality is death, or the state of being subject to death. Sometimes, those who experience the death of another will feel mourn, instability and depression, yet through different circumstances one may feel a sense of relief or accomplishment. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, mortality is demonstrated through the emotions of how Wilson interprets the murder of his wife Myrtle, and how Tom’s influence and jealousy leads to the death of Jay Gatsby. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, when being subjected to death, one must pay the consequences that one receives such as Macbeth being haunted by a man he sent to kill, Macbeth slain by the hands of Macduff for Macduff’s revenge, and Macbeth eliminating King Duncan for claim of the throne. The characters in The Great Gatsby face conflict which leads to emotional instability, whereas Macbeth in Macbeth faces conflict when pursuing power.
To begin, George Wilson is more conscious of Myrtle after her death, whereas Macbeth is being haunted by
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He does not want to kill Macduff because he has already killed his whole family. This causes Macduff to have more reason in wanting to kill Macbeth. It would have been avoided for Macbeth to run into Macduff if he have not approached him first, since he no longer needs interaction with blood of thine already. Erin Connelly furthers the discussion on the conflict between Macbeth and Macduff by stating, “manliness is a conditional characteristic, consistently defined in opposition to other attributes” (Connelly 111). Macbeth being boastful about murdering all of Macduff’s family is camouflaging his true fears towards his pathway to the throne. Macduff succeeds in his long intentions to kill Macbeth, and does so within his own hands. To sum up, the path that Macbeth is choosing to become king comes with consequences of how emotions are handled during conflicting
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