Great Gatsby's Love for Daisy
Uploaded by khgoku on Mar 06, 2007
What is love? Is love when someone is obsessed with someone to the point of doing anything for them or idolizing everything they are to a point of extremes? Can someone love someone else when they could actually be in love with the idea this certain someone has of this object of their affection? Gatsby idolizes Daisy as this perfect being rather than a person that Gatsby actually loves. He is tied to her in her past without any of the constraints of the social world as if he loves her back when they first met. Gatsby is in denial that Daisy has moved on with her life and doesn’t even seem to realize most of the time that she is married and has a child or social responsibilities. Gatsby thinks that he can just be with Daisy without any conflicts arising. Not only this but he seems to have to prove himself to her even thought he doesn’t see these conflicts. Gatsby is stuck in a surreal life with Daisy as if he stepped back in time and they first met.
Gatsby keeps recollecting to the past and it is so often that he actually thinks Daisy and he are back in the previous times and they are deeply in love with one another without too much care for anything at all. Gatsby feels as if Daisy is in love with him as much as he is with her. It doesn’t make sense that Gatsby doesn’t realize she has changed and he is still stuck in this limbo of a world where he can’t define what is the past and what is the present. Nick observes, “He had been full of the idea so long, dreamed it right through to the end, waited with his teeth set, so to speak, at an inconceivable pitch of intensity” (97). It seems that Daisy causes Gatsby to go to this dream world that he has made in his mind and it is the past he is dreaming since that is the only thing about him that hasn’t changed over the course of the years after and before the war. Gatsby is so in love that he cannot see other things around the area that are obvious to a slight extreme which is alarming. He is probably stuck...