Texts in Time Comparison.

Regardless of the times people live in some values will always be shared by humans. The values of love and hope are two of them though love can be expressed in many forms. Such forms are past love, idealised love, uncertain love and many others some of which shown in the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F Scott Fitzgerald.   Is set in the 1920’s a time when the traditional values of Americans were changing as women were gaining more rights and power and the world was getting closer to becoming equal. The “jazz age” as these times are referred to as, was a time of cynicism and corruption.   Bootlegging or illegal trafficking of alcohol was common. But even though the concepts between right and wrong were becoming hazy the value of love still endured this confusing period as it had in the times before it, though the perceptions of it changed since the mid 19th century when Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote her series of love sonnets titles “Sonnets from the Portuguese”.
Back then love was controlled, outwardly shown by the man as he wooed his love, the women were meant to stay mute, though Barrett Browning had other ideas as she publicly relayed her ideas on love and the intensity of the love she was feeling for her courter. Although this was not commonly done in the times the sonnets were still liked and admired as it was breaking away from conformity and giving women the right of having a say when before they had had little to none.
In both these texts the value of Idealised love is present, idealised love is different from pure love in the means that it gives hope that more can be achieved than what is currently available. This is shown in The Great Gatsby by Mr Gatsby pursuing his past love, Daisy. He has a “romantic readiness” as nick states in the early pages of the book that allows him to gain strength to pursue his love for daisy against all obstacles through his faith in his idealised love for her.
Similarly Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s romantic love...