It should be noted that Gatsby similarly denies Daisy her full humanity. His insistence that she declare that she had never loved Tom, born out of his need to restore Daisy to her younger self, points to his inability to perceive Daisy as a person who has grown and changed. And just as Daisy confronts Tom, if only momentarily, with the sham of their marriage, she also confronts Gatsby with the impossibility of what he asks, crying out to him, “Oh, you want too much!”
This essay previously stated that Baz Luhrmann's film Moulin Rouge! was based on Puccini's La Boheme. It was actually based on Verdi's La Traviata.
Luminosity and spiritual longing for something that had vanished a long ago are probably the two main characteristics of the last two paragraphs in Chapter 1 of “The Great Gatsby”. The scene takes place shortly after Nick's return from dinner at...
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