What Is Reason In The Great Gatsby

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Thang Nguyen Mr.Gannon 05/21/13 According to an interview with Duff Brenna “All literature shows us the power of emotion. It is emotion, not reason, that motivates characters in literature.” In other word, literature does not need reason to do something or make something happen logically; it just happens through the emotion of characters even though it does not make sense. This statement, which can be true, is supported by both Daisy and Gene in their work. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel-The Great Gatsby, Daisy follows her heart and does the things that she believes those are right. In John Knowles’s novel-A Separate Peace, Gene kills his best friend in a jealous moment before he realizes what he has done. The great Gatsby revolves around the love story of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, but they do not get married because as Daisy says “Rich girls do not marry the poor boys” ,and so she marries Tom Buchanan. However, after Daisy meets Gatsby and sees the luxurious lifestyle of Gatsby, that includes his collection of English shirts, she begins to cry. She cries because she regrets her wrong decision; she chose the wrong man who she never loved. Then Gatsby convinces Daisy to say to Tom that she never loved him. With the love that motivates Daisy to do everything, she accepts it. Her love with…show more content…
She knows that she is Tom’s wife, and loves Gatsby is unusual, but her emotion can make her do everything. After Gatsby and Daisy meet Tom to say the true thing, Daisy is nervous and
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