Role Of Deception In The Great Gatsby

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11-4 Gatsby Essay March 26, 2012 There is a special someone for everyone. We all hear this a few times throughout our life. As we go through our lives we search for that special someone and sometimes destroying our lives along the way. We might find that special someone thousands of miles away from our home or it could someone we have gone to school with sense kindergarten. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby the characters do the same. They look for the special someone or in the case of Jay Gatsby try to get back the girl that got away. However love in the Great Gatsby proves to only be the result of denial and self-deception. “The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at some time.” This was one of the last moments Jay Gatsby shared with Daisy before his departure to war. He left here while they were in love with each other and expected everything to stay the same until they met again. Sadly, it didn’t work out, Daisy moved on and married Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby was left with no one. Throughout the whole book Gatsby’s ultimate goal was getting Daisy back. He believed that if he could become rich he would be able to recreate the past and win back the love of his life. In a conversation…show more content…
The difference is Tom believes he is in love with Daisy but just likes the idea of having some to always go back to. Tom makes this evident for everyone during a feud over Daisy with Gatsby. Tom says, “I love Daisy too. Once in a while I off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always comeback, and in my heart I love her all times.” Even though it is incontrovertible that Tom loves Daisy, he has a much different meaning of love. He believes love to be something that is parallel with infidelity as long as he goes back to Daisy at the end of the day. It is obvious he and Daisy sees love differently just like Gatsby and
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