Great Gatsby - Loneliness

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Loneliness Essay In the book The Great Gatsby, almost all the characters deal with loneliness in their lives at some point or another. Jay Gatsby started his life lonely, lived his life lonely and died lonely. "He had never really accepted…his parents." (pg.99). At a young age he began his journey to make something out of himself. He never got along with his parents so he left the house and started to make money so he could win Daisy back. He lived by himself and was involved in illegal activities such as bootlegging. In the middle of his life, he lived by himself in a beautiful house and dreamed everyday of Daisy. He lived each day dreaming of the day he was going to rekindle what he had with Daisy. Jay Gatsby faced many consequences …show more content…
At his parties he never met anyone and never tried to form any friendships. He was very "self-centered" in the way that he only cared about his dreams of meeting Daisy. His "self-centeredness" did lead him to a very lonely life. He made decisions to live for Daisy and only Daisy. Gatsby did become friends with Nick but in a way, he only used Nick as a way of getting closer to Daisy. I'm sure he cared about Nick and was a true friend but he might have only become friends at first with him because he knew Daisy. Gatsby pretty much only cared and about his dreams and because of it his life was really lonely and not fun at all.

At the end of the book Jay Gatsby paid for his consequences for living all his life with one dream. He did get close with Daisy but because he did he had his life taken away from him. He was murdered because Daisy was too conceded to admit to her mistake of hitting Wilson's wife Myrtle. Gatsby paid for her mistakes. If Gatsby had not become close with Daisy, Tom would never have hated him so much. "I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife. Well, if that's the idea you can count me out" (pg.137). Tom did not like the idea one bit, that Daisy was getting closer and closer with Gatsby. If Gatsby had stayed away from Daisy, Tom would have never hated him and probably wouldn't have told Wilson that it was Gatsby's car that hit Myrtle. Gatsby made an enemy with

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