Emilia-Anna Siokas April 25,2014 Lang.&Lit 10
The Great Gatsby History
Mark Twain once said “History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” This quote means that people can never exactly recreate something and feel the way they did before but they can always achieve something similar.In the novel the Great Gatsby we come across this same idea of people trying to repeat the past but only get as close to rhyme of the past. In the novel we see Gatsby who is blinded by the past and was unable to live in the present.Gatsby was so focused on recreating his past with Daisy and reliving the "golden days". Gatsby pursed visions of his future that were determined by his past. He lived with this nostalgic feeling of his past that kept him from living his present instead of letting go and realizing that Daisy was not the same girl she once was he kept going until one day he was no longer alive to keep fighting because the dream he was had drove him to death. "Can't repeat the past?" he cried incredulously."Why of course you can" (Fitzgerald 116). Nick told Gatsby his opinion on not being able to repeat the past and Gatsby was absolutely shocked by his comment. He felt like the past was the only thing that kept him going in life and that his soul purpose was to repeat it. Unfortunately for him it is not that simple.Daisy had moved on she has started a life without Gatsby when where she had a family and a daughter whom she loved very much.Gatsby soon came to this realization that Daisy's daughter is an aspect of her present and will always will in her future. Even though Gatsby's had seen this child him self he continues trying to deny the present. Daisy though who plays a vital role in Gatsby's obsession over the past doesn't see things the way he does.Daisy is driven back into their relationship and can't help but love Gatsby like she always did. Daisy is driven crazy by her feelings for Gatsby but...
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