What Is The Central Theme Of The Great Gatsby

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I believe the central theme of the book was definitely love, and the concept of being hopelessly in love with someone. Gatsby loved Daisy for eight years straight, even without ever being in contact with her. Many admire this sort of “undying” affection but based off Fitzgerald’s writing, I don’t think he’s one of those people. Gatsby, his character, spent eight years of his life wanting nothing but to be with Daisy. He was so in love with her that he held her to an unrealistic ideal and believed that she could do no wrong. In the end, his love for her did nothing but hurt him.Thus proving what I believe to be Fitzgerald’s message. The idealistic undying everlasting love that is advertised in many books these days, is dangerous and shouldn’t
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