The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Killing people is morally wrong and injustice, but what if the killer believed that he was killing for a good purpose. That person would be considered a destructive angel, which is a type of archetype created by Carl Jung. In the great Gatsby different types of archetypes allow readers to see and understand the negative side of characters. Gatsby throughout the novel shows his archetypal lover role.Tom shows how he is the oppressor Daisy throughout the novel shows how she is the sexual temptress. Gatsby being the lover, only strives to get Daisy back in his life but by doing this he is also ruining his life. CONTEXT OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE QUOTE The modesty of the demand shook me. He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he…show more content…
This shows how his love for her is ruining his life because this decision in protecting her, lead to him losing his life. Being the lover was too much for Gatsby, because of his single focus on only being back with Daisy, he loses track of reality. He became a hollow empty man with an unachievable dream. This dream lead to Gatsby death. Gatsby treated everyone with respect like a person, unlike Tom who had the opposite approach in treating people. Tom shows how he is an oppressor, he believes that in order for everything to run smoothly,he needs controlling everyone and that other people are below him. CONTEXT OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE QUOTE Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing, in impassioned voices, whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy 's name. "Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!" shouted Mrs. Wilson. "I 'll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai –– " Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand. Chap 2 Tom believes that Myrtle doesn’t have the right to say Daisy’s name. Myrtle doesn’t seem to care and keeps on saying her name, this leads to Tom getting upset and ends up breaking her nose. It shows how Tom has inner guilt about cheating on his wife. Having this guilt makes Tom believe he is weaker, and that his shadow will expose. In order to gain control and keep his dominance, he needs to put Myrtle in her place. Tom
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