The Great Gatsby & Hamlet Theme Comparison Mind Map

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The Great Gatsby & Hamlet Theme Comparison Mind Map
1 Hamlet by William Shakespeare
2 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2.1 obsession with the past
2.1.1 Betrayal Adultery Murder Disloyalty "They were careless people Tom and \daisy they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness"(Fitzgerald 170) "And to gather so much as from occasion you ay glean,[Whether aught to us unknown afflicts him thus] That, opened, lies within our remedy "Its after we started with Gatsby towards the house that the gardener saw Wilson's body a little way off the grass and the holocaust was complete.(Fitzgerald 154) Though yet of Hamlet our dear brothers death The memory be green, and that it us befitted to bear our hearts in grief the whole kingdom to be contracted in one brow of woe.(Shakespeare 1.2.1) "God knows what you've been doing, everything you've been doing. You may fool me buty you cant fool god"(Fitzgerald 152) She married. O, most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets. (Shakespeare 1.2.6)


2.1.2 Impact of society Madness Vengance Trapped by circumstances of birth "A lot of these newly rich people are just big bootleggers"(Fitzgerald 104) "Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder"(Shakespeare 1.5.7) Haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift As mediation or thoughts of love, may sweep to my revenge (Shakespeare 1.5.7) "He murdered her"(Fitzgerald 151) How strange or odd soe'er i bear myself, As i perchance hereafter shall think meet To put an antic disposition on (Shakesspeare 1.5.58)

Attachments: "It doesn't mateer any more. Just tell him you never loved him - and its all wiped out forever" (Fitzgerald 125)
2.1.3 Inability to act Unrequited love Death "Alas i am slain"(Shakespeare 3.4.31) The 'death car' as the newspapers called it, didn't stop; it came out of the gathering darkness, wavered tragically for a moment, and then disappeared around the next bend.(Fitzgerald 130) "Love? his affections do not that way tend"(Shakespeare 3.1.162) "Just tell him the truth" (Fitzgerald 125 Now might i do it(pat) now he is a-praying"(Shakespeare 3.3.77)
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