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Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.—Simone Signoret. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses The Great Gatsby to show the message of keeping these threads sewn together. One should not turn disloyal to their spouse, but continue to make their relationship build stronger with time.
In his book, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald has disloyalty shown right away in chapter two, of a husband and his mistress. “So Tom Buchanan and his girl and I went up together to New York—or not quite together, for Mrs. Wilson sat discreetly in another car. Tom deferred that much to the sensibilities of those East Eggers who might be on the train.” (P.31) Tom knows that what he is doing is wrong, yet he goes along with it anyways. To have success in a marriage you don’t have to merely find the right person, but you have to be the right person, for each other. Tom is not being the right person while he is going behind his wife Daisy’s back. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. You can’t love anyone the same way as your spouse. It should not even be attempted.
It isn’t always the spouse’s fault for their disloyalty. There are other people who try to tear another person’s marriage apart. Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson are the two people that are affecting the Buchanan’s marriage. Fitzgerald has Gatsby hosting a party every Friday, simply so that Daisy might attend once and he could steal her away for the night. “’I think he half expected her to wander into one of his parties, some night;’ went on Jordan, ‘but she never did.’” (P.84) This attempt at grabbing Daisy’s attention failed and so he tried another attempt. He asked Nick to arrange a get together. “The day agreed upon was pouring rain.” (P.88) The rain is a sign to tell them what they are doing is wrong, but the day continues as planned.
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