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Keeping secrets ruins relationships.

Why we love to gossip
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Why we love to gossip

This article is about why we feel need to gossip. Gossip helps new acquaintances create a bond from dislike that is stronger than one created from likes. This relates to secrets in the fact that people like to gossip about secrets that they are supposed to keep. " 'You look at him sometimes when he thinks nobody's looking at him. I'll bet he killed a man.' She narrowed her eyes and shivered. Lucille shivered. We all turned and looked around for Gatsby. It was a testimony to the romantic speculation he inspired that there were whispers about him from those who had found little that it was necessary to whisper about in this world." (44). Gatsby has only told a small number of people about his life, leading to them to gossip about it and change him into someone else.

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One Republic - Secrets
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One Republic - Secrets

This song is about a person need to tell others their secrets because they can't keep them anymore. The person in the song can't keep their secrets anymore because it is ruining the person's life and relationships. After Daisy kills Myrtle with Gatsby's car in The Great Gatsby, Gatsby stays at Daisy's house for hours before going home. When Nick hears Gatsby come home he goes over there and Gatsby tells Nick about his past. "It was this night that he told me the strange story of his youth with Dan Cody-told it to me because "Jay Gatsby" had broken up like glass against Tom's hard malice, and the long secret extravaganza was played out. I think that he would have acknowledged anything now, without reserve, but he wanted to talk about Daisy" (148). Gatsby decides to tell Nick all of the secrets of his past and Gatsby feels like he can give Nick all of his secrets.

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Keeping Secrets
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Keeping Secrets

In the article, Dr. Neuman writes about how people don't like confrontations, especially when it comes to secrets. People may be afraid of what the secret is or it that it could ruin their relationship. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby tells Daisy to tell Tom that she doesn't love him. Daisy can't tell Tom that because she loves him and Daisy has a panic attack because of Gatsby. Also, Mr. Wilson tries to hurt Myrtle and keeps her in their apartment. He makes her look at the eyes, which symbolizes judgment, and he can't confront her about her affair with Tom. None of the characters can mentally handle acknowledging the secrets.

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Say No To This
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Say No To This

Hamilton is alone in New York and starts an affair with Mrs.Reynolds. Tom, Myrtle, and Daisy all have affairs in The Great Gatsby. Daisy relates to this song the most because she knows that she should and has to have a good image just like Hamilton. Daisy's affair gets Gatsby involved in everything and Tom's affair causes Daisy's affair which eventually leads to Gatsby being killed by Wilson.

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Why It's So Hard to Keep a Secret
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Why It's So Hard to Keep a Secret

This article is about how mentally straining it is to keep a secret. Keeping secrets and thinking about them can lead to a decline in personal health, depression, and anxiety. In the Great Gatsby, Gatsby loses his cool after Tom questions him about his job. Gatsby is a bootlegger and has been hiding his job from everyone on the islands. Gatsby is always anxious and feels that he needs to prove his image.

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The Reynolds Pamphlet
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The Reynolds Pamphlet

In this song, Hamilton was confronted by his rivals, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Aaron Burr for spending what they believe is state money. Hamilton was paying Reynolds because he was having an affair with Mrs. Reynolds. Hamilton decides to write the Reynolds Pamphlet to "clear his name". Hamilton cares more about his reputation and doesn't care about what will happen to his family and friends. At the end of The Great Gatsby, Tom buys Daisy a pearl necklace. "I shook hands with him; it seemed silly not to, for I felt suddenly as though I were talking to a child. Then he went into the jewelry store to buy a pearl necklace-or perhaps only a pair of cuff buttons-rid of my provincial squeamishness forever." (179). Tom is worried about is reputation and uses the necklace to apologize to Daisy for his affairs. Tom is like Hamilton and doesn't care what his actions do to others.

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