"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." - Nick Carraway's father - The Great Gatsby.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Unrequited Love

First of all unrequited love is when you are in love with someone that isn't in love with you. Unrequited love is hard for the person that is in love with a person who doesn’t love them back. In The Great Gatsby George Wilson loves his wife Myrtle, but Myrtle obviously love George because if she did she wouldn’t be cheating on him. George loves Myrtle very much and that’s why he doesn’t beat her or yell at her. Another example is between Gatsby and Daisy it may seem that they love each other and they really do though. But in their relationship Gatsby loves Daisy a bit more than she loves him. And that just doesn’t help her situation with her husband Tom.
Now a days unrequited loves are all around us. In music, for example Untouchable Face by Ani Difranco, Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield, etc. all these songs talk about how they love someone and that one person doesn’t love them back. In movies like 500 Days of Summer the guy is head-over-heals for a girl who doesn’t return any feelings back to him. And many people know about Forest Gump, Forest was in love with Jenny but she never really loved him back. So as you can see unrequited love has been in our lives for a very long time, either you have gone thru it or know someone unrequited love is a hard thing to deal with.

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