issa Gatsby vibe x (compare the ways in which two texts present…
issa Gatsby vibe x
compare the ways in which two texts present unconditional love
can turn into obsession = destructive
however, not sincere love
unconditional love cannot survive in contemporary context; true and sincere loves rare in post-war society
the extremity of unconditional love is usually also unrequited: Gatsby and Wilson
both end in death and destruction
Remember: love can surpass death
Sonnet 116: love surpasses time; transcendental love
not unconditional, cannot surpass time and based on sex
... unrequited love
Gatsby - Daisy
Who So List ...
unattainable woman; by marriage and status
lust?; insincere love
Non Sum Qualis...
destructive nature of unrequited love; turning into obsession
Wilson - Myrte
... desire is destructive
Who So List...
pain and frustration of unattainable object of desire
Gatsby's desire is based on unattainable and idealised perception of Daisy and what she represents = inevitable disappointment and destruction- due to lack of reality
Non Sum Qualis...
desire manifesting into all-consuming obsession
La Belle Dame Sans...
indulging in his desire leads to his dismal fate
Myrtle desires a fantasy life and romance, and so acts immorally = gets killed as a result and destroys her husband's life swell
compare the ways in which two texts present immorality in love
immorality depends on the definition of it
Tom and Myrtle, Gatsby and Daisy
no one values the sanctity of religion of institution of marriage; its all about pleasure seeking
= violation of moral norms
inherent to 1920s; immorality is inextricably linked to all aspects of life and love in Gatsby
exploitation of women
Nick abandoning Jordan
Tom physical brutality
THCM: uses flattery and comic hyperbole and time pressure and manipulation for his own benefit/ desires = insincere intentions
context of post-war societies and permeating immorality/ corruption with the enjoyment of life and indulging in pleasures
lust is one of the seven deadly sins
lust and exploitation of women
envy: one of seven deadly sins
jealousy is immoral
Who so List... immoral in religious context
improper for him to attempt...
... loss in love
... separation in love