Relationships reacting to events

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  • R-ships with events
    • Daisy and Tom
      • Brought together by death of Myrtle
        • "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy, - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to their money"
        • United in their inability to take the blame; attitude of carelessness
          • Tom tells Wilson Gatsby was driving the car
            • "He was crazy enough to kill me if I hadn't told him who owned the car"
          • "That fellow had it coming to him"
          • Idea of restlessness
            • The Pulley, Herbert
              • Pandora's box idea
              • God left out rest so humans would come back to God, like a pulley
            • Tom and Daisy represent the godless restless people that need God in the pulley
            • need moral guiding force
              • Link to Captain Correlli's Mandolin
                • Iannis is moral guiding force of the island
                  • "Dr Iannis Counsels his daughter"
                  • "Dr Iannis Advises the Captain"
      • People show true colours in death
        • Gatsby society is cold/ callous/harsh
        • Lack of real meaningful r-ship
    • Nick and Jordan
      • R-ship fades out after Myrtle and Gatsby's death
      • lack of commitment and emotion
        • "You threw me over, but it was a new experience for me, and I felt a little dizzy for a while"
      • Reflects careless/emotionless Gatsby society where human emotion isn't valued
        • Link to Wolfsheim not coming to G's funeral
        • Link to Tom crying over dog biscuits embarrassed
        • Link to Valediction fo Weeping
          • Lovers' emotional repsonse is valued; compared to coins
            • "For thy face coins them"
        • Link to pelagia and Correlli
          • Tears aren't to be embarrassed about
            • Pelagia's tears rolled down her face and dropped into the bucket of snails'You're drowning them'"
              • Idea of lovers tears being powerful force
                • Link to Valediction fo Weeping
                  • Lovers' emotional repsonse is valued; compared to coins
                    • "For thy face coins them"
                • "Draw not up seas to drown me in thy sphere"

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