The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Jay Gatsby is one of the most crucial characters in the book of The Great Gatsby and throughout the book he isn’t happy at all because he lacks the ability to deeply look at other options other than just his love and dream, Daisy. He invariably fails to look at other ways to be happy because in his eyes, his only option that he observes is the option to get Daisy Buchanan back as soon as possible, but he has one problem; Tom Buchanan who isn’t willing to let go of Daisy. Gatsby 's only way to happiness is having Daisy back so that he could recreate the past. Gatsby had the opportunity to attend Oxford and get a heavy education with a great promising future ahead, instead his wish to get back home and reunite with Daisy again. He never saw the valuedness of that opportunity since he was willing to go home and get back with Daisy when he could have easily gotten an education and a living off that “After the Armistice he tried to frantically to get home, but some complication or misunderstanding sent him to Oxford instead” (Fitzgerald 150). As we can see how “frantically” he wished to get home and get by Daisy shows us how he’s never opened to new possibilities and how willing he is to get back with Daisy. He has all these options around him openly freed, yet his only sight ignoring all these options is Daisy Daisy Daisy. With all this we can conclude that Gatsby lacks flexibility with the process of how he ignores those options that could have really made a difference to his…
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