Eventually he took Daisy one still October night, took her because he had no real right to touch her hand.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter VIII) on Rap Genius


The Right to Love?
As a penniless nobody, Gatsby and Daisy are worlds apart–forbidden lovers. Gatsby knows that he doesn’t have the “right”, class and economic standing, to possess Daisy. In this time period, class was everything. Even “new wealth” was looked down upon by the titled nobility. It would have been a radical idea to think that a poor man could lay any claim to a rich woman. Still, he overcomes this barrier and “takes” Daisy.

In the movie Titanic, set in 1912, Jack Dawson is a poor boy who falls in love with a wealthy girl named Rose. Their relationship is just as forbidden as that of Gatsby and Daisy. (Interesting fact: both women are named after flowers).

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