Loyalty in Relationships in Gatsby and Poetry

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  • Loyalty in relationships
    • Ae Fond Kiss
      • Traditional loyalty
        • "But to see her, was to love her; Love but her, and love forever"
      • anaphoras show the extent of his loyalty
    • Whoso List to Hount
      • Loyalty was often dictated by possession
        • "'Noli me tangere for Cesar's I ame"
          • "tom has some woman in New York"
        • Women were objectified
        • "graven with Diamondes in letters plain"
      • The Petrarchan Sonnet structure declares a futile pursuit
        • The whole poem is devoted to the idea of pursuing a futile love.
          • This is seen in Gatsby's entire exisence being consumed by a futile pursuit. his life is a sonnet.
            • "He hadn't once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes."
        • sonnets are often about love. the juxtposition of futility with the declaration of love mimics gatsby.
    • Sonnet 116
      • Loyal love endures time
        • "Lov's not Tymes foole"
          • "Can't repeat the past? why of course you can"
            • "love alters not with his breefe hours and weekes"
        • "love alters not with his breefe hours and weekes"
        • "he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way"
          • Gatsby is reaching forward but he's really reaching back, his love endured time.





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