Love And Happiness In The Great Gatsby

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Love and tragedy has been a tale as old as time and is definitely not going anywhere. No matter what year it is, people are always searching for happiness and sometimes go about their motives the wrong way and ends up in a disastrous fate. In Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" it is apparent that the goal was money and fame with loose morals. Wharton's "Ethan Frome" was before World War 1 and when America was still kept to the classic standards of house, family, and farm. Both main characters lived in completely different worlds, but the end goal was the same; love and happiness.The novels tell its readers that people are willing to push their limits and morals to achieve their idea of perfect love and perfect happiness without thinking of what the consequences may be.

Jay Gatsby had money, a mansion on West Egg, and the whole city talking about him. However the only thing that could satisfy him was his love, Daisy. She was married to the wealthy Tom Buchanan. Tom tried to gain his happiness with his mistress Myrtle, whom he regularly visited. Of course in The Roaring 20's multiple people who had fame and money would look for something more to fulfill their lives. Jay Gatsby was one who had ambitions and dreams of a lavish lifestyle.He got cash quick in unlawful ways. Once he did so, he did everything he could to impress Daisy and prove his love to her. "Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay." (The Great Gatsby p.63). He threw large parties that
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