Why Is Olivia Legalized In The Great Gatsby Daisy

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Therefore, Olivia, without procrastination, made a marriage proposal to Sebastian: “Blame not this haste of mine. If you mean well/Now go with me and with this holy man/Into the chantry…And underneath that consecrated roof/Plight me the full assurance of your faith” (312). To maintain utmost secrecy, Olivia promises Sebastian confidentiality until such time as Sebastian becomes ready to divulge the news of their marriage. In acceptance, Sebastian pledges his everlasting faithfulness to Olivia. But when it was obvious that Sebastian is not Cesario, Sebastian insists that Olivia has not been “deceived” in her betrothal to him. Therefore, he says to Olivia, “lady, you have been mistook: But nature to her bias drew in that. You would have been contracted to a maid; Nor are you therein, by my life, deceived, You are betrothed both to a maid and man” (351). This implies that nature 's bias drew in Olivia 's mistaken love for a woman so that she could rightly love a man (Cesario or Sebastian). However, mistaking the appearance of an identical twin is perhaps…show more content…
In view of the characters, Gatsby succeeded in liberating himself from abject poverty, which connotes economic, social and intellectual liberation, but his soul had not been liberated; because of his death, Daisy symbolizes a pathway to Gatsby’s spiritual liberation. This also applies to Edna, who succeed in liberating herself sexually, economically, socially, and from patriarchal oppression but whether directly or indirectly, Edna did not live up to her word as she eventually sacrificed herself for someone; if Robert had not disappointed her, she could not have committed suicide. In this case, Robert symbolizes a pathway to Edna’s spiritual liberation. Besides, Olivia has “been mistook” by nature 's predilection for concealment, as Sebastian remains her natural mistake. For this reason, “Happiness is a choice, and misery is optional (Kaufman); life will always supply people what they demand of it through their
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