Unrequited Love In The Great Gatsby

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The pursuit of love can feel like an endless journey, never ceasing until you’ve found the one. The Great Gatsby is a story told from the perspective of Nick Carraway, an up-and-coming bond salesman living in a small cottage in West Egg next to the affluent Jay Gatsby. Across the bay in East Egg is Nick’s distant cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom. “anyone lived in a pretty how town” can be interpreted as a poem about two lovers, named anyone and no one. They lived together happily and when it’s their time to go they’re buried next to one another. The poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by e.e. cummings and the fictional novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald are about unrequited love and reveals the undying nature of young romance through the use of tone, symbolism, and motifs. Fitzgerald expresses unrequited love in his novel by using tone in an optimistic way, almost foolishly. Jay Gatsby pursues Daisy Buchanan with a passion and is unrelenting in his advances. He flashes his wealth and affluence any opportunity he can so he can seem worthy of Daisy.…show more content…
cummings and the fictional novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald reach an understanding that unrequited love is a painful thing to experience and doesn’t always work out in the end. Fitzgerald and cummings both had a purpose in their respective pieces. Fitzgerald wrote about heartbreak in his story perhaps to exhibit an old romance in his own life but also to relate to the young soldiers that fought in World War I. Many of these men had a similar story about leaving their love to protect American. cummings was not as direct as Fitzgerald in his writing. Many of his poems are left open to interpretation. This piece could be directed towards lonely young men in small towns who don’t take the time from their busy lives for love or let time slip past them so quickly that when they’re finally ready to settle down, it’s too
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