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Character Analysis of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“You can’t repeat the past?... Why of course you can.” (110 This enduring quote from the famous novel The Great Gatsby by none other than F. Scott Fitzgerald stirs the mind and imagination in wonder of the very character who had uttered these words. Infamous Gatsby is the mysterious man behind the lavish and enthralling parties; a man who made his money and his image in that of a king. But, who is this mysterious man? How did he receive the great fortune of developing all of which he had possessed? He had it all, but we are on the outside looking in; did this man with everything really have nothing at all? If Jay Gatsby is the real person we see him to be, then James Gatz is nonexistent. The day that the world had gained Gatsby, it had…show more content…
Jay Gatsby himself had killed a man. Countless different conversations with the topic all on Gatsby. These differing conversations all held by the ever changing people not even invited by the supreme pontiff himself. Those guests came and left like dust in the wind. In and out of Gatsby’s seemingly flawless life. Jay, a pretty spiffy man if I do say so myself, just gallivants around inconspicuously observing and spectates the crowd around him. But, for what; what is something that this man feels he needs so much that he can not join his own parties that he hosts every week end?
“At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” (##). Roses are red, violets are blue, Daisy Buchanan is rich, misleading, and rude. Misleading a world that means to lead on in a wrong direction. Daisy, shallow materialistic Daisy Buchanan, lives right across the bay from Mr. Jay himself. Every night, wonder boy goes to the end of his dock to stare out into the distance. He finds himself gazing at the green light at the end of the Buchanan’s dock. This green light can symbolize many things wit in the book. This simple light could represent the desire burning inside Gatsby to achieve the goal of getting Daisy or it could stand for his dream of her and how he can not reach it no matter how hard he tries. Little does Daisy know, she is the whole reason Gatsby showed up out of the blue. She, Daisy Buchanan, is Jay Gatsby’s
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