The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“To do two things at once is to do neither”(Syrus). As Publilius Syrus suggests, in an age where multitasking is more common than the ideals concencentration, it is important to reconsider the capabilities of man. The idea of taking on multiple tasks underlines man’s capabilities in that it often gears the mind in two opposite directions with equal power. In this regard, though it may seem efficient, it is actually vile for man to attempt to sustain multiple projects that gear toward opposite directions. This idea is confirmed by F. Scott Fitzgeralds’ The Great Gatsby, a novel in which the protagonist Jay Gatsby illustrates why man isn’t capable of taking on two equal and opposite projects at the same time. Gatsby fails to conquer Daisy…show more content…
“They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together”(Fitzgerald 154). Far beyond hierarchy, there is character. Gatsby, well known for his reserved nature doesn’t fit into the life of Daisy Buchanan. She is a “rotten”, careless woman and as Nick points out Gatsby is something else. He is full of heart. He is a thoughtful person who associated himself better with the lower class than the upper class. Gatsby’s only fault is that he is torn by the power of the upper class while trying to obtain Daisy. In much the same manner, Gatsby later shows off how his character is impossible to hide despite his wealth. As he wishes to meet up with Daisy again, he refuses to employ his power to seek her. Jordan reveals the cause of her surprise earlier, “It was that night he sent got me at his dance, and you should have hear the elaborate way he worked up to it. Of course I immediately suggested a luncheon in New York-and I thought he’d go mad: “I don’t want to do anything out of the way! he kept saying, ‘I want to see her right next door.’(Fitzgerald 79). Gatsby is powerful person, he gets what he wants, when he wants it. One thing is clear though, he doesn’t think the same way as the rest of his fellow high-class friends. He doesn’t stand for any drama, or attention from people, but rather he remains the same introverted person who hopes to find Daisy in a private manner. Gatsby doesn’t
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