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Love Of An Idea In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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There are many types of love, for example one can being love with a person or in other cases in love with an idea. In the case of Jay Gatsby he is in love with the idea of a person and what she would add to his life. The novel The Great Gatsby is a fictional drama by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel is about a wealthy man named Gatsby who has been in love with a girl named Daisy for the past five years and cant stop thinking about her. It is narrated by a man named Nick Caraway who happens to be Daisy’s cousin and Gatsby’s neighbor. Gatsby was so in love with Daisy that he was crazy for her.
When Gatsby and Daisy were away from each other for 5 years Gatsby did everything in his power to be with Daisy again. “He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter.” (Pg. 133) After Tom says this I immediately knew why Gatsby did these illegal stunts. Earlier in the book it said that Gatsby couldn’t be with Daisy because he wasn’t wealthy enough. This shows that Gatsby was willing to risk going to prison just so he can be with Daisy. Even if your love of your life is at stake nobody should risk going to jail for the rest of their life just so they can be with the person they love. “The modesty of the demand shook me. He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths--so that he could come over some afternoon to a stranger's garden.” (Pg. 61) All of Gatsby's efforts to throw all of these expensive parties were in hopes that he would see Daisy. He also moved right across the water so it wouldn’t be hard for her to see that there were giant parties being thrown close to her.
After many years of being away from Daisy Gatsby had become in love with the idea of Daisy. “It exited him, too, that many men had already loved Daisy-it increased her value in his eyes.” (Pg.149) Gatsby has spent the majority of the...

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