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Idealism Is undoubtably present in F Scott Fitzgeralds The Last Tycoon Infatuation may be a better word for that was exactly what possessed the main character Monroe Stahr He was totally engorged with one Kathleen Moore He idealized Miss Moore as the second coming of his deceased wife Minna Davis Stahr was a true man of men that had little to do with women since the tragic passing of his wife He would rather put his feet up with a cigar and shoot the breeze with the boys Yet once he laid eyes on Kathleen for the first time all of that changed It was love at first sight Kathleen and Stahr meet after an earthquake rocked Los Angles Stahr was surveying the damage done to the studio when a prop came floating by with two dames clinging to it for their lives A stage hand rescued and presented them to Stahr for judgement That was the moment that would change everything The following excerpt is a narration of what was going through Stahrs mind when he was struck blind by Cupids golden arrow Smiling faintly at him from not four feet away was the face of his dead wife identical even to the expression Across the four feet of moonlight the eyes he knew looked back at him a curl blew a little on a familiar forehead the smile lingered changed a little according to pattern the lips parted--the same Chp II p26 She was Minna but she wasnt All her features were Minnas except her voice --and then he heard another voice speak that was not Minnas voice Chp II p26 She was obviously British and not glamorous American as Minnas had been Nevertheless she was a replica of his life long love Stahr determined right then that she would be the next Before he could get himself together Kathleen was whisked away by the
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