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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby

Sometimes in a passionate relationship, one is willing to give up their own selfish desires

in order to make another person happy. Often times, people become so wrapped up in their

relationship that they are blinded of what is really happening. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The

Great Gatsby, Gatsby is a man who comes from a less fortunate background. He falls in love

with a woman named Daisy who comes from old money. In order to win her love, Gatsby

changes his entire lifestyle. She has married another man, but that doesn't stop Gatsby from

pursuing her. Some people find Gatsby's unrelenting pursuit for Daisy a little overboard.

However, Gatsby is a man who is truly hopeful of this love; hopeful enough that he is blinded by

When one is truly in love, they think less of themselves and more of the one in which

they are in love with. To love is to put ones happiness before your own and let their happiness

become yours also. When Gatsby plans to meet with Daisy at Nicks house for the first time

again in 5 years, he orders for an abundant amount of flowers to be sent to Nicks house. “The

flowers were unnecessary, for at two o’ clock a green house arrived from Gatsby’s, with

innumerable receptacles to contain it” (Fitzgerald 84). Gatsby does this to impress Daisy. When

one loves someone, they want to impress them and make them happy; this Gatsby does by

setting up an obnoxiously beautiful venue. Gatsby also tries to impress Daisy
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