The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Some people go through many obstacles to meet their dream, only to find out in the end it was all for nothing. In The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, focuses on the life of Gatsby and how he spent his entire life reaching for his dream and never met it. Nick, who is Gatsby 's neighbor, thinks that Gatsby is above the rest of society because he comes from new money and devoted his life to Daisy. However Gatsby is not superior; he ended up not getting the one thing that he wanted most and wasted his life away for Daisy. Through Gatsby Fitzgerald is showing even though you work your whole life to attain a goal, it might not end up working out. Nick idolizes Gatsby because of his determination, wealthiness and his ability to be …show more content…

Gatsby also impresses Nick because ever since he was a teenager he knew he wanted to be wealthy, and he was able to achieve that goal. However, it was done illegally. His power to dream makes him better that the rest of the pleasure seeking society according to Nick. Although he did show determination to reach his dream, the way he achieved it was unethical and wrong since he illegally gained all his money. Despite his dishonesty, Gatsby thought of himself as far better than the rest of the society. Gatsby fell for women who turned from him without even a second thought. Gatsby used Nick to get to Daisy by inviting him to parties and showing off all his things and lied about himself to get money. His job is a mystery throughout the book and there are many rumors about his past. Nick refuses the job to work with Gatsby because he knows it is something illegal. “‘I found out what your 'drug-stores ' were.’ He turned to us and spoke rapidly. ‘He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That 's one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn 't far wrong.’" (133). Gatsby doesn 't deny when Tom, Daisy’s husband, accuses him of being a bootlegger. He earned his money in illegal ways all for Daisy, who didn’t end up with Gatsby in the end. Gatsby is not better than society for he expected too much from

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