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Gatsby's and Daisy's relationship refutes the ideas of philosopher Nozick; that a true union of love must be perceived publicly, maintain their shared well being, and accept the shared work of the relationship. Throughout Gatsby's and Daisy's relationship a union of love never formed, and their story proves that the formation of one is virtually impossible. The young handsome solider and the rich affluent southern girl, crazy in love. However when reality shatters their own small world, Daisy's greed will not allow her to wait for the poor boy she once loved. Denying her part of the relationship, due to the facts of her selfishness and greed she could never possibly be seen with the poor solider boy, Jay Gatsby. Contradicting the Nozick's idea of sharing the work of the relationship and being see publicly, the relationship was never a union of love from the very start. "So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end."Gatsby internal conflict of reality vs. dreams make his try to change his identity to fit into the new person he created for Daisy. "It wasn't a coincidence at all, Gatsby bought that house so the Daisy would be just across the bay." Gatsby's entire present existence is constructed so Daisy would notice him; In the eyes of an outsider he would seem as if he lives in the moment, however it is the opposite, he is stuck in the past. This obsession is what the relationship truely is. There is no well being, but instead a bewilder man who believes the past can be repeated. "He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you." After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken. One of them was that, after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house—just as if it were five years ago." The

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