Ghost Of The Past By George Santayana

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Ghost of the Past George Santayana once stated, "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. James Gatz, or better known as Jay Gatsby has lived solely to persuade the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan, into loving him. He and Daisy had a past relationship, but he could not fully provide her with the satisfaction of marrying a wealthy man who could support her needs. Like many others, The Great War separated them from their love, Gatsby was called to action and Daisy took her own action by marrying a wealthy man named Tom Buchanan. Gatsby was heartbroken when he returned to find Daisy had left without him. He devoted his life to her from then on until his death and she knew he would do anything for her. When Gatsby had found Daisy again he was reintroduced to her by her cousin Nick Carraway. Nick and Gatsby grew closer together, not only because they neighbored each other, but because Gatsby was Nick 's goal. Nick wanted to create his own life and wealth much like Gatsby and his curiosity of how he became well off created room for what lead to Gatsby 's death. F. Scott Fitzgerald recorded the novel as a parallel of his life. His life would not have been the same if he had not endured the 1920 's. The state of despair the nation was in caused the generation that came to age, to be coined the "Lost Generation". The disillusionment of this generation caused Gatsby to believe that he could hold Daisy once more. F. Scott Fitzgerald proves that the past is…
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