The Light And The Eve Of St. Agnes

876 Words Dec 15th, 2015 4 Pages
In addition to the light and the Eve of St. Agnes being significant igniters on the relationships of Madeline and Porphyro and Gatsby and Daisy, respectively, there is also the ‘wish’ that Porphyro has, that in time will also become Gatsby’s. McCall follows saying,
“Porphyro’s fondest wish will become Gatsby’s: “that he might gaze and worship all unseen; / Perchance speak, kneel, touch, and kiss…” We get the lush, exotic feel of gorgeous gifts from foreign places that the lover brings to his lady” (McCall, 524-525).

Porphyro’s obsession with the beautiful Madeline becomes more apparent, pushing the reader to wonder what his motives are behind enchanting the young virgin. Gatsby’s intentions become prevalent in the later chapters as the reader delves into his past—grasping a better understanding of Gatsby and Daisy’s past and where Gatsby has been since their last encounter.
In addition, chapter five of Fizgerald’s novel opens the novel for one of the most important scenes to take place. After Nick Carroway’s tea party at his home in West Egg, he along with Jay and Daisy went over to Gatsby’s mansion. It is in Gatsby’s ‘apartment’ one of the most iconic scenes takes place.
“Gasby took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them, one by one, before us, shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel, which lost their folds as they fell and covered the table in many-colored disarray. While we admired, he brought more and the soft rich heap mounted higher—shirts with…
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