The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Karen Morgan Ms. McGowan English 11A, Period 4 9 January 2014 The Great Gatsby Individuals who approach life with an optimistic mindset generally have their goals established as their main priority. Driven by ambition, they are determined to fulfill their desires; without reluctance. These strong-minded individuals refuse to be influenced by negative reinforcements, and rely on hope in order to achieve their dreams. As a man of persistence, the wealthy Jay Gatsby continuously strives to reclaim the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan. Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby, Jay makes a substantial amount of effort to impress, and persuade Daisy to be reacquainted once again. Providing that, F. Scott Fitzgerald associates Daisy as Gatsby’s green light. Fitzgerald represents the green light in Gatsby’s life as a significant role to The Great Gatsby. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby’s green light symbolizes his undying passion for an idealistic goal that he aspires to accomplish; his green light indicates how he uses his wealth in order to acquire his desire, it also represents his American Dream. Even after five years without Daisy beside him, Jay Gatsby is still willing to pursue his green light; in spite of his love for her. Time and time again, Gatsby repeatedly insists that he will recreate the past with Daisy and always states he will, ”Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us” (Fitzgerald 189). Until the
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