Essay on The Great Gatsby

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Essay on The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a novel about a man who tries to win over a woman he had lost many years ago. Jay Gatsby is the hero in this novel because he stands out amongst the rich. Unlike the rest of the rich people in this novel Gatsby has moral values, and the rest of them can only grasp things of material value. Gatsby spends his whole life trying to hide the fact that he wasn’t like the others. Gatsby never fits in among them because what he perceives of them is all wrong, they were as uncivil as anyone else. Through being less primitive than the rich, determination for love, being ruled by his emotions that erase any doubt, he is quiet tempered; which upholds his greatness, and he is protected by
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All of the rich in the novel aren’t searching for anything, none of the rich can love anything unless it is of material value. It seems like they love each other, but they only do out of each other’s wealth. Tom does not love Daisy he cheats on her all the time. Daisy did not love Tom, she married him for wealth, or else she would have married Gatsby if he were not confronted. Gatsby was into bootlegging, which was illegal, he could lose his riches at any time, and if Daisy were with him she would end up poor. Gatsby was in search of the American Dream, the only thing he had left to clench in it was a loving family. Daisy was the flaw in the American Dream. Gatsby wanted to marry out of love and not out of wealth like all the others. He knew he had to live the American
Dream to wed her. He knew she loved wealth more than anything else, he had a collection of clippings of almost everything she had done over the years (p.90). Gatsby could have anyone else in the world with old money, but he only wanted Daisy, therefore she was his one true love.

Gatsby was ruled by his emotions, which causes him to doubt any second thoughts he had made about Daisy. Gatsby knew she could never love him like he loved her, but it did not stop him. Gatsby kept on having parties in hope that she would come to them, when she never did he thought it coincidence and not fate, which it was. He believed in hope and not fate or else he

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