F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby Essay

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Donald Trump once said, “My whole life is about winning. I don 't lose often. I almost never lose.” Jay Gatsby has a similar outlook on life. Gatsby and Trump view themselves as winners because their pockets are stuffed with cash. Jay Gatsby and Donald Trump can agree on one thing: money. Both men are ruthless, business tycoons, and measure their success in life based on their wealth. Jay Gatsby meets his demise towards the end of F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, while Donald Trump is just getting started on a new business venture. Donald Trump is the modern-day Jay Gatsby. Donald Trump and Jay Gatsby find comfort in lavish lifestyles, are willing to go to desperate measures for a business deal, and attempt to win the hearts of the ladies they love. Both men love to flaunt bottomless bank accounts by doing what they know how to do best: partying. Jay Gatsby and Donald Trump both know how to throw a real festivity. Top-shelf alcohol, late nights, and guests dressed to the nines are just a few characteristics of both men’s parties. Gatsby knows how to put on a show, Nick Carraway describes it as, “There was music from my neighbor 's house through the summer nights... men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and he champagne and the stars…I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his motor-boats slid the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam (43).” Gatsby knows

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