The Great Gatsby - Love or Obsession

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Paola Cristal Meléndez Navarro 11th English Germain Professor Agosto May 9, 2014 First comes love, and then comes obsession Love is a powerful emotion that every human being has experience at least once in their life. There are numerous connotations that refer to this emotion, but there is only one kind of love that can make a person change completely in unexpected ways. It is the kind of love that consumes the soul and everything within. Mixed with excitement, adventure, heartbreak, happiness and joy; it is a big ball of feelings, all concentrated in one simple, yet extremely complicated necessity to have, protect, please and give all of oneself to that one person. In certain occasions, love can grow very intense and, consequently,…show more content…
“Her voice is full of money.” (Chapter 7) Daisy became the Holy Grail for Gatsby and she represented everything he ever wanted in life. Maybe he believed that having Daisy would mean that he had, finally, escaped that past he had of being a poor nobody. Nevertheless, Gatsby’s undoing was, at the end, his adamant wanting to regain Daisy. All in all, as presented through this work, Gatsby was indeed in love with Daisy for the most part, in the beginning of their relationship, but it all change when Gatsby lost Daisy and so he let himself believed that his past was the one to blame for this circumstances. It is after this, that Gatsby became rather obsessed with the idea of Daisy and having a lovely future with her, because having her meant having it all: stability, confidence, love, happiness and so on. Also, it meant that he had succeeded in life as a whole. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . And then one fine morning— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” (Chapter 9) All his life, Gatsby intended to escape
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