October 21, 2013

The Great Gatsby

"There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams - not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart."

And it seems a world based on ephemeral things, based on luxury goods, alcohol, parties and appearance...no one knew why Gatsby was showing off his social power.
Gatsby bought that magnificent house because he could see "the green light" flashing on the other side of the dock where Daisy spent her summer holidays. The green light represents hope for a future with the woman he is in love with. All the glitter, the noises, the sounds...it was all part of Gatsby's plan to conquer Daisy's heart.

"I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night."
Gatsby didn't want to see the reality, he didn't want to give up his search for the green light. Because to give up means accepting the tragedy of the American myth he was living...it means being aware of all the sins and the weaknesses of his human nature.

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
Francis Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby


Blouse: Frankenstein - vintage clothing & accessories
Skirt: Zara
Shoes: L'Amour
Necklace: Frankenstein - vintage clothing & accessories

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