Why Is The Clock Important In The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby, as analyzed in the book, "The Great Gatsby" has been wanting Daisy due to the fact that everything he has achieved in high-social class status has been attributed to the idea of her responding back to his obsession and love towards her. Gatsby's needs are not far from his wants, as he wants to rise and climb up to wealth and prosperity in order to achieve the American Dream and have Daisy by his side. One symbol that we explore throughout the text is the mantle clock that is at Nick's house, and is briefly mentioned when Daisy and Gatsby finally see each other after a long time passing by. The text states, "Luckily the clock took this moment to tilt dangerously at the pressure of his head, whereupon he turned and caught it with trembling …show more content…

It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock.” (Fitzgerald 94). The Fallacy of Success works because it gives us a glimpse on just how much Gatsby’s life has taken a turn for the worst as he has failed to succeed in his mission to gain Daisy’s romantic love. Fitzgerald includes this theme because he wants to make it known that Gatsby must first have morals that don’t mistake sacrificing everything for love when it’s not being reciprocated back. Gatsby has done everything right with working hard for what he has provided himself with, but not in the manner that he’s doing it, which is showcasing it all to Daisy and still lingering about their past relationship.With this in mind, it can be concluded that Gatsby places a lot of priority over his growing infatuation and love over Daisy, and how he feels that he must climb to the top of the social branch like Tom Buchanan has without needing to work super hard. Gatsby also enjoyed flaunting everything that he owned to Daisy, even if it wasn’t the most materialistic thing considered by society, but what matter is how focused he was on telling Daisy just how much his life

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