Don't Fall in Love
By: Bethany Byrnes
F. Scott Fitzgerald conveys many themes through The Great Gatsby, but the most obvious one is the idea that only fools fall in love. Gatsby was just a hopeful hopeless romantic. He didn't want anything but Daisy, the woman he loved. He was ready to do anything to have her. He was pretty much the definition of head over heels in love. Although, you don't realize that it was foolish until things start getting a little out of control. Ultimately, Gatsby was willing to give up everything for his love, and that's exactly what he had to do. He lost his life because he fell in love. If he hadn't fallen, he would still be alive. This theme is built up throughout the whole story until he gets shot.