The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway tells the story of his life in New York and his encounters with Jay Gatsby. He tells the story of how Gatsby’s death occurred and every event leading up to it. Somehow, everything leads back to three characters; Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan, and Daisy Buchanan. In the novel, everyone played a role in Gatsby’s death but the person who was most responsible was Daisy with help from Tom and Gatsby.
Jay Gatsby plays the smallest role in his own death. There’s a risk that Gatsby had to take entering the bootlegging line of work whether the book stated it or not. He would be coming into a lot of money very fast leading to people that would be out to get him for ruining their lives. The biggest problem for him was that he loved Daisy with all his being. All the money and the parties was for her. Jordan Baker once told Nick that “Gatsby bought that house so Daisy would be just across the bay” (78). He never got over his first love and he didn’t realize that everything couldn’t go back to the way it was before she moved onto bigger money. Nick Carraway said that when they went to Gatsby’s house after tea, “he hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he had revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew in her well-loved eyes” (91). Gatsby had set this goal of getting his true love back for himself but once he had her he realized his being and everything in the giant mansion on West Egg,
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