Destructive Love Essay

717 words - 3 pages

“ Don’t ever let love control actions or words, because when it’s all over with the actions or words could burn bridges someone may want to cross again someday “
The novel I am speaking of is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the novel Gatsby has been in love with Daisy since day one, when Gatsby leaves for the war Daisy marries Tom. Years down the road Gatsby is now wealthy and still loves Daisy, but she loves Tom although Tom is cheating on Daisy with Myrtle. Wilson Myrtles husband thinks Gatsby runs Myrtle over so Wilson shoots Gatsby. It was really Daisy who ran her over, Daisy was driving Gatsby’s car. This book shows that although love can be a beautiful art, sometimes it can be destructive.
Destructive love is present in the novel when, Gatsby is going over sea and Daisy was planning on going to New York to say goodbye but her mother would not let her. She had married Tom the next autumn, ...view middle of the document...

He had a girl with him and she got in the papers because she had gotten a broken arm. The lady that was with tom was one of the chambermaids from the hotel Tom and Daisy had stayed at on their honeymoon. Daisy found out that Tom had another girl because “the girl who was with him got into the papers, too, because her arm was broken.” (Fitzgerald, 77)
Destructive love is also present when daisy chooses Tom over Gatsby, Daisy and Tom are fighting because Tom thinks Daisy and Gatsby are more then just friends. Daisy tells Tom “Please Tom! I can’t stand this anymore”. (Fitzgerald, 134) Tom says “You two start home Daisy. In Mr. Gatsby’s car” (135) and that’s when another destructive love incident happens because Tom arranges for Daisy and Gatsby to ride home in Gatsby’s car and Daisy drives. Myrtle sees the car that Tom was driving coming down the road and try’s to flag the car down. It just so happen that Tom isn’t the one driving the car this time it was Daisy and she doesn’t stop for myrtle and runs her over.
Using all the information from my claims I can conclude that this novel is mostly about destructive love and love can hurt or scar you for life. It can also be one of he most beautiful things someone could or can ever experience. The pieces of destructive love I pointed out are not the only destructive love points in the novel. The points I choose are the points that caught my eye the most. For example Tom cheating on Daisy a week after their honeymoon, or Daisy chooses Tom over Gatsby. Gatsby has loved Daisy for years and respects her but Tom cheats on her. My other point was when Daisy is going to say goodbye to Gatsby before he leaves for the war but her mom doesn’t allow her and while Gatsby is away she marries Tom. Love can be beautiful or a night mare, it just depends on how much it’s appreciated and taken for granted. Destructive love can be one of the worst experiences like shown in the novel; it can also be a very beautiful experience. If someone appreciates you and loves you for yourself and not what you have.

Works Cited

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 1925. Print.

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