Human Condition In The Great Gatsby

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The Silhouette of Love

The Human Condition is a big part of our understanding of literature, it can mean death, acceptance, judgment, and several other diverse things. It is about the positive or negative aspects of humans that everyone all universally deals with at least one time in one’s life. In the novel “The Great Gatsby”, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the short stories Raymond Carver’s “Everything Stuck to Him”, and Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, all have the most prominent human condition: love. Love is portrayed as society’s primary concern in literature, and is represented as a main concern in today’s society .

In regards to the expression of love , Gatsby and Nick themselves highlight this worldwide concern by expressing feelings about love. “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can” (Fitzgerald 110). Revealing the extent of Gatsby’s commitment to his dreams, he is sure that the past can be repeated. One of his dreams is to be with Daisy and he worked hard to renovate himself just to get her back. “...And for a moment I thought I loved her but I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires” (Fitzgerald 58). Nick takes things seriously when it comes to being with someone he wants to be with. It is not his intention to flirt with Jordan until he is done with his girl back at home, this shows that Nick is very serious about love.

In the novelette “Everything Stuck to
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