True Love In The Great Gatsby

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Happily Ever Never

Love is an intense feeling of deep affection. In the Great Gatsby, true love seems as if it is a prevalent theme. As readers take a closer look, however, we are able to uncover that all this love, these characters long for, is unrealistic and a fantasy. Throughout the book F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the relationships of Daisy, Tom, Jay, and the rest of the characters to help readers understand the significance behind what others refer to as true love. Fitzgerald sets his story in the 1920s, an era of excessive entertainment, prosperity, and greed. Throughout the novel, we are able to see how the lives of all these characters revolve around wealth, power, and social acceptance. Fitzgerald struggles to prove that even though love seems to be there, it is miserable, materialistic, and an illusion. Throughout the novel, all these characters struggle immensely in hopes of obtaining love and affection, so much that they do not realize that it only leads to misery. All these characters that associated with what they call love, were unfaithful, so they often found themselves miserable. For example, Tom and Daisy Buchanan both cheated on each other for what was known as temporary love. Even though at the time they seemed happy in their own affairs, they became miserable when they stayed together for social acceptance, under marriage at the end of the book. Furthermore "(Tom) had deliberately given Daisy a sense of security”. As a woman during this time
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