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…
“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 also lost James Gatz. There is a mysterious motive behind every move Jay Gatsby makes; these meticulously planned out moves will ultimately lead to an unfortunate and untimely demise.
Jay Gatsby is a cryptoquote within himself. Who is this man? Gatsby is not only one man, but two. James Gatz, the son of dirt poor ranch farmers from North Dakota, had always dreamed of something more. Likewise, Jay Gatsby, the exuberant man behind the posh parties had also dreamed of more. But just how exactly did James turn into Jay; how did one man go from one financial extreme to another? Gatsby is an interesting character, yet many fail to notice. Within the novel no one knows how Gatsby had gotten the money and no one specific individual knew exactly what
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