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Innocence In The Great Gatsby

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Out of all of the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, there is no other character seemingly as much of a paramount as Jay Gatsby himself. He’s an affluent man who resides in West Egg, along with the narrator, Nick Carraway, with a love for a certain woman, Daisy Buchanan. With Gatsby carrying quite a lot of importance, is Gatsby really as grand as the novel builds him up to be? Gatsby genuinely is great; he has fidelity, compassion, and everlasting hope. In the beginning of the novel, Gatsby is elusive to Nick. Eventually, as the novel goes on, Nick discovers that Gatsby is a beacon of hope. In addition, it is revealed that Gatsby has a long, deep-seated love for Nick’s cousin, Daisy Buchanan. Similarly, he has become who he wanted to be, someone with an identity, by being a bootlegger, a common occupation for plenty of prosperous people back in the 1920s, which is when the novel takes place. An example of Gatsby’s fidelity is his immeasurable faith for Daisy. They were isolated from each other for about five years. Nevertheless, Gatsby, in that lengthy amount of time and from then on, has not been with another woman. In his mind, he is practically married to her. In an attempt to reunite with Daisy, he threw many grandiose parties, in the prospect that she would attend them. Moreover, Daisy isn’t the only person Gatsby is faithful to; he is faithful to his father as well. He still stays acquainted with his father, even if Gatsby did not have a
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