Unrequited Love

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  • Unrequited Love
    • Wilson and Myrtle
      • Walked 'through her husband as if he were a ghost'
      • 'The only crazy I was was when I married him'
    • Daisy and Gatsby
      • Daisy has 'blossomed for Gatsby'- she has peaked
      • 'She came to the window and stood there for a minute and then turned out the light'- extinguishing Gatsby's dream
      • Optimism of asyndetic 'run[ning] faster, stretch[ing] out our arms farther....'. Falls short with the ellipsis- inevitable unachievable nature of dreams
      • 'I found myself on Gatsby's side, and alone'
      • Gatsby 'standing there in the moonlight- watching over nothing'
      • Gatsby's unrequited love exposes the moral hollowness of the elite
      • '"You know I love you", she murmured'
      • 'High in a white palace the king's daughter, the golden girl'
      • '"I never loved him", she said, with perceptible reluctance'
      • 'Platonic conception of himself'- Gatsby's idealised version of himself
      • 'She and Tom had gone away', 'Daisy and Tom were sitting opposite each other ... with a plate of cold fried chicken between them'
    • The Green Light
      • 'Minute and far away'
      • 'The orgastic future that year by year recedes before us'


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