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I was doing some english revision on key themes, and was wonderingg if you would consider TGG a romantic novel, please explain your answers?

(Initially, I would think yes due to Gatsby's intense desire for Daisy and his loyalty to her, however I also think we could discuss Gatsby only loving the idea of Daisy and therefore not being romantic.)
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(Original post by GoldenShade)
Hi,
I was doing some english revision on key themes, and was wonderingg if you would consider TGG a romantic novel, please explain your answers?

(Initially, I would think yes due to Gatsby's intense desire for Daisy and his loyalty to her, however I also think we could discuss Gatsby only loving the idea of Daisy and therefore not being romantic.)
Not really? It’s about a love story, and his dream to be with Daisy, but it’s all destroyed by the end - perhaps because of the way he overreached himself in trying to get to her - even thinking he could turn back time itself.
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No, the Great Gatsby is a microcosm for 'conspicuous consumption,' corruption and the American Dream.
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So, perhaps we could consider it a romantic tragedy?
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Not really? It’s about a love story, and his dream to be with Daisy, but it’s all destroyed by the end - perhaps because of the way he overreached himself in trying to get to her - even thinking he could turn back time itself.
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My module is love through the ages
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No, the Great Gatsby is a microcosm for 'conspicuous consumption,' corruption and the American Dream.
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My module is love through the ages
My module is love through the ages too. Perhaps I should've explained further and said that because it is shows these themes (corruption, consumption, emptiness of the american dream) the Great Gatsby is not a romantic novel at all.
Everyone is filling a void (not romantic); for example:
Gatsby chases Daisy not because he loves her but because he desires class and to respected among his peers. He has the money but Daisy is the most important asset. (he wants to fulfill his American dream)
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Ahh okay, that makes perfect sense. That's would be a great debate, thank you for your help.
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My module is love through the ages too. Perhaps I should've explained further and said that because it is shows these themes (corruption, consumption, emptiness of the american dream) the Great Gatsby is not a romantic novel at all.
Everyone is filling a void (not romantic); for example:
Gatsby chases Daisy not because he loves her but because he desires class and to respected among his peers. He has the money but Daisy is the most important asset. (he wants to fulfill his American dream)
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