Love In The Great Gatsby

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Love seems to be the main topic of many novels, movies, and songs. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, people see many different themes but the one that stands out to me most is the theme of love. The relationships in The Great Gatsby are not always centered around love, instead some are centered around status or wealth. Also, we see in the book how far some people are willing to go in hopes to acquire the one they love. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald uses the characters to express the message of love.

One character Fitzgerald uses is Jay Gatsby. For example, ‘“Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay”” (Fitzgerald 78). Gatsby had always been in love with Daisy. Therefore, he wanted to be as close to her as he could so, he bought a house right across the bay from hers. Not only did he buy a house, he bought a massive mansion, that he wanted Daisy to see (Fitzgerald 79). Gatsby had bought this house in aspiration to impress Daisy and win her love back. Also, in aspiration to lure Daisy over, Gatsby
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Daisy is the main love interest of Jay Gatsby. Gatsby and Daisy had been in love years ago but Daisy had ended up marrying Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man by blood (Fitzgerald 74). This shows us that Daisy values money and status over love. But, when she sees that Gatsby is now wealthy she second guesses her decision to marry Tom and reconnects with Gatsby (Fitzgerald 105). Again, we see how important money is to Daisy, which is the reason why Gatsby wanted her to see his home and his elaborate parties. However, when she finds out that Gatsby’s affluence came from illegal deals and gambling she does not leave Tom for him (Fitzgerald 133). Not only does Daisy prefer money over love, she always chooses social status over true affection. Fitzgerald uses Daisy as a way to show the readers that love does not always win in the