The Great Gatsby - Romanticism

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Courtly Love
Influenced by Mariolatry - worship of the lady led to enoblement of character
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Arthurian Legends
The knight could undertake trials of chivalry because of the love for her lady
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Paradox of Doctrine
Had to be extramarital relationship - movement condoned adultery which was blasphemous
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Knights - Beyond Love
Often knights would seek something beyond the love of a beautiful woman
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The Grail Quest
Nick likens Gatsby's pursuit of Daisy to the Grail Quest
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The Dream & its Betrayal
The dream is betrayed by its inability to transcend or escape the physical world
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Dan H. McCall
Greatest threat to the dream of beauty is the overabundance of beauty
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Overabundance of Beauty
Leaves too little to the imagination and prevents a recreation of the ideal
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Romantic Modernism
Romantic Modernism
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Separateness
Gatsby emanates from his essential separateness
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Gatsby & Honour
Gatsby has had to lie to himself in order to maintain his honour
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This Led to Gatsby's Last Quixotic Gesture
Taking the blame for Myrtyle's death
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Trouble with Romantic Chivalry
It creates idols out of fallible human beings
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Balanced View
Should be taken of a hero - balances Romantic views against the needs of a man or social creature
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Lehan
Time is the real enemy in the Romantic world
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Gatsby's Quest via Daisy
To gain a realm beyond time
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Transforming the Moment
Gatsby hopes to transform it into something deathless
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To Arrest Time
The Romantic seeks to transform reality into the ideal world - where reality is but a shadow
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Hopeless Yearning
For a total beauty man cannot achieve
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Shelley
The desire of the moth for the star
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Heroic & Impossible
An impossible effort to merge the timebound (material) with the timeless (spiritual)
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Language Taken From
Romantic poetry and Biblical discourse
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The Self Against Society
Internalises his guilty, grows isolated and becomes his own victim
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Arthur Miller
The self that wills and desires destroys the self that lives
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Freudian Desire
To revert back to an earlier state
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The knight could undertake trials of chivalry because of the love for her lady

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Arthurian Legends

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Had to be extramarital relationship - movement condoned adultery which was blasphemous

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Often knights would seek something beyond the love of a beautiful woman

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Nick likens Gatsby's pursuit of Daisy to the Grail Quest

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