Unsatisfactory relationships

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  • Unsatisfactory rships for reader
    • Daisy and Gatsby
      • D is unsatisfactory object of G's affections
        • D lacks depth, is too materialistic, flighty and unable to depend on
          • "I'd like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around"
          • "It makes me sad because I've never seen such beautiful shirts before"
          • "You ask too much!
          • She is a victim of her society
            • "What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon... and the next thirty years?
        • "voice full of money"
        • "Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it" - symbolic of her life
          • will never leave Tom because of his money/security
        • "Daisy tumbled short of his dreams"
      • Reader aligns themselves with Gatsby - admire his devotion to Diasy
        • "the colossal vitality of his illusion"
    • Nick and Jordan
      • Nick claims "I am one of the few honest people I have  ever known"
        • But Jordan is "incurably dishonest"
      • Unsatisfactory ship because reader sees how Nick elevates himself to a moral figure but is unjustified
        • "Well I met another bad driver didn't I"
      • Relationship highlights the flaws of the narrative
        • who should the reader align themselves to?
        • Is Nick any different from the others in GG?
        • Nick is just more judgemental and artificial
      • Lack of emotion in GG society is unsatisfactory
        • "I don't give a damn about you now, but it was a new experience for me, and I felt a little dizzy for a while"
          • Lack of genuine emotion and caring - she started to fall in love it calls it "dizzy"
            • Link to Daisy and Gatsby where Daisy doesn't come to the funeral
              • "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and hen retreated back to their money"
            • LInk to Wolfsheim not coming to G's funeral
              • "I stuck with them to the bitter end. You may think thats sentimental"
            • Link to Tom crying over dog biscuits
              • "I sat down and cried like a baby. By God it was awful"
    • Pelagia and Correlli
      • The most real and true lovers but they are separated
      • They are separated for years over a misunderstanding and their relationship isn't the same
        • Will never regain that lost time
        • Pelagia is no longer flirtatious young girl - she is a cynical old woman
          • "Just go away and leave me in peace"
      • Not how their romantic love story should have ended
      • after years of loving each other, they finish cycling on a motorbike
        • reader mourns their relationship
    • The Definition of Love
      • Hard for reader to understand that "magnanimous despair" showed him a love so "divine"
      • Unsatisfactory that he accepts their relationship is doomed
        • Unlike Gatsby who never gives up hope despite class barriers too
          • Daisy and Gatsby
            • D is unsatisfactory object of G's affections
              • D lacks depth, is too materialistic, flighty and unable to depend on
                • "I'd like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around"
                • "It makes me sad because I've never seen such beautiful shirts before"
                • "You ask too much!
                • She is a victim of her society
                  • "What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon... and the next thirty years?
              • "voice full of money"
              • "Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it" - symbolic of her life
                • will never leave Tom because of his money/security
              • "Daisy tumbled short of his dreams"
            • Reader aligns themselves with Gatsby - admire his devotion to Diasy
              • "the colossal vitality of his illusion"
      • Lack of female perspective force the reader to question/ makes ship unsatisfactory
        • A Song by Carew
          • sole based on aesthetics; unsatisfactory

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