the great gatsby conflicts

the great gatsby conflicts

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  • Gatsby vs Self
  • Lake Superior
  • After years of roaming , it looks like someone needs my help. It seems to be that a storm  might be coming. I  should worn that captain  "that the wind might catch him and break him up in half an hour" (Fitzgerald 98).
  • Tuolomee
  • Gatsby vs   Tom
  • "She never loved you, do you hear?...She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me, It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me!"(Fitzgerald 130).
  • Please  STOP!
  • "... All the rest of that's a God damned lie. Daisy loved me when she married me and she loved me now" (Fitzgerald 131).
  • Gatsby vs Time (nature)
  • I am sure  that the past can be repeated.  I just need it to  the same as five years ago. I just need Daisy. 
  • Gatsby had always struggled with his image. He wasn't necessarily embarrassed, but he had different hopes and dreams than his family who were poor farmers without much to look forward to in the future. Gatsby,  up until the age of 17, was known as James Gatz.  "He had changed [his name] at the age of secenteen and at the specific moment that witness the beginning of his career-when he saw Dan Cody's yacht drop ancor over the most insidious flat on Lake Superior" (Fitzgerald 98). This was the scene he went from Gatz to Gatsby. James  Gatz, his whole life, strived for the bigger and better. In his eyes, Jay Gatsby was the person he wanted to be. He wanted to go from living with a  poor farmer family to achieving great goals and becoming wealthy. 
  • Jay  Gatsby and Tom Buchanan both loved Daisy and they fought for her. Gatsby who had been stuck in the past never got over her and wanted her back. Where as Tom had a child with Daisy and  he was currently married to her. In this specific scene, Gatsby was trying to prove to Tom that Daisy never loved Tom and she loved him the whole time.   Daisy would not admit to Tom that she never loved him.  This was not the case, she had loved him but she loved  Gatsby too. Tom fought Gatsby back in this scene telling him he was false. 
  • Gatsby constantly struggled  with the idea that the past can't be repeated. He was convinced that it could be and that it could go back to being the same with Daisy. Absolutely everything he did was to win her back. He could not bear to keep living with out her, and without everything being the same as it was. 
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