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In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Tom Buchanan is the husband of Daisy (Gatsby's
love). In chapter seven, Tom learns that Daisy currently loves Gatsby; it is true that
she did once love Tom, but that time has past. He had suspected there was something
between Gastby and Daisy, before the truth finally came out. This links to the song, "I heard it through the Grapevine," because of not only the title, but in specific lines in the
song. "Bout you plans to make me blue, with some other guy you knew before." This part
of the song definately represnts the novel, because Daisy knew Gatsby before she knew
Tom. Marvin sings, "...It took me by surprise I must say, when I found out yesterday." This is significant, because when Tom finds out that Daisy loves Gatsby, Tom is definately in disbelief. Fitzgerald writes, "In a little while I heard a low husky sob and saw that the tears were overflowing down his face" (pg. 149). I do think it is important to highlight the fact that Tom is crying more about his wife feeling the way she does about Gatsby, than the death of Myrtle Wilson. This is linked to this line in the song, "...I know a man ain't supposed to cry, but these tears I can't hold inside." I do think that if Tom was singing he would tell Daisy, "....You could have told me yourself, that you loved someone else....Do you plan to let me go, for the other guy you loved before?" There is no denying that this song represents The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


"I heard it throught the grapevine"
Marvin Gaye

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In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Gatsby the main character tries his hardest to
get as close as he can to Daisy, due to the fact that he loves her. Throughout
the book Gatsby and Daisy have become closer and closer, rebuilding the
relationship that they had many years ago. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan,
in this story and also learns that their relationship is getting stronger and
stronger. Nick (the main character), Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby go out to town one
day, and Gatsby and Daisy decide to drive together. This then coincides with the
song, "Forget You." I do think that if one of the characters in this novel were to sing this song, it would be Gatsby, singing it to Daisy. One of the lines in the song states, "I see you driving 'round town with the girl I love, and I'm like forget you." This obviously represents Tom and Daisy sharing the life they have together. The song also states, "I guess the change in my pocket wasn't enough, I'm like, forget you." This is significant, because it symbolizes the past when Tom made a lot more money than Gatsby. "...Beg and steal and lie and cheat." Gatsby definately did whatever he had to make the kind of money he is making now. Gatsby knows that Daisy only values money, but wants to be with her anyway; "....I love you, I still love you...." I think it is also important to point out that by the end of the story he has to "Forget" her, but he will never stop loving her. This song definately represnts the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


"Forget You"
Cee Lo Green

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In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Gatsby (the main character) is absolutely in love with Daisy (the wife of Tom Buchanan). He has done everything he could possibly do to make her love him. The song, "Can't buy me love," is definately a song that represents this novel. "I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright. I'll give anyhting my friend if it makes you feel alright." This definately highlights the fact that Gatsby would buy anything, or do anything to win Daisy's love. I do think that Gatsby knows that Daisy is a "gold digger," but he want to belive it. He wants her to love him for who he is, rather than what he has. This is represented to this line of the song, "Say you don't need to diamond ring, and I'll be satidfied. Tell me that you want the kind of thing that money just can't buy." I do think that Gatsby wishes he didn't have to buy here love, but in the end he knows its the only way. This is definately another song that represents the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


"Can't buy me love"
The Beatles