In the book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick calls Jay Gatsby “great” because that is how Nick and a bunch of other people see him. Everyone seems to know the name Jay Gatsby. Jay Gatsby lives a life that about anyone would want to live in, because he has a lot of money, and before his death wins back the girl of his dreams. But there are also some ways where Gatsby is not so “great.”
In the beginning of the novel, Gatsby is shrouded in mystery and all that is known about him is simple gossip. He appeared to be this complicated individual who threw glamorous parties and drowned in wealth and women. In reality, however, he is a lovesick young man who grew up in poverty, and became fabulously rich through organized crime, like selling
A great person is someone who can accomplish something that most can’t. In the great Gatsby, by F. scott fitzgerald, a man named Nick carraway moves to West Egg New York to fulfil his work bonds and stalks sales man. When nick goes to one of gatsby's party he is stunned by how amazing gatsby's house is this is when Nick finds out that gatsby is great. Gatsby is great because he is generous and kind to his friends and devotes a lot to others in chapter 3 fitzgerald stats that gatsby has a man at his house that he did not even know lived there. This mans name is klipspringer, when gatsby finds out he does not care he lets klipspringer live there any ways this shows how nice gatsby can be to people he does not even know. Gatsby is great because he started out with nothing and became rich, he also is great because he was doing all of it for love.
What do you consider great? Is it riches and fame? Is it being married to the person of your dreams? Or could it be one’s personality? Gatsby lives up to this idea of greatness in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald because of the vast amount of wealth he has accumulated, his ability to pursue his dreams to the bitter end, and his astonishingly charismatic personality. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald writes about a young man’s plight to prove his love to the girl of his dreams through the eyes of Nick Carraway, a young bondsman who has just moved next door.
Gatsby’s story, to many, is one of perseverance and determination at its finest. He devotes all his money and energy to the relatable dream of making life as fulfilling as possible. Gatsby is named “great” because of the desirable prosperity that he accumulates in a short time. Despite this material accomplishment, he should be condemned for turning into a criminal to actualize his dream. Secrets about his money are only revealed later in the book, horrifying readers who were kept in suspense about his past. “He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter” (Fitzgerald 133) is one example of confirmation that Gatsby was involved in illegal activities. He is an immoral man. There is an absence of discretion or guilt when Gatsby spends his unlawful earnings on lavish parties and a mansion. Clearly, he is not ashamed. Readers understand the statement
In this, the third and fourth section of the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we are finally introduced to the rich neighbour of Nick, Mr. Gatsby. From Nick's narration, we are regaled with the impressive mansion of Mr.Gatsby, as well as his luxurious parties and his expensive cars. From Nicks vivid description, Mr,Gatsby’s power and influence are displayed as if it is a piece of artwork at a museum. Along with the social standing demonstrated by the wealth and power Mr. Gatsby possesses, it also displays his beyond-masterful use of smoke and mirrors keep his public image from corruption. In the novel, the misuse of power as well as the ways it is used to distort reality are suitably hinted at during Mr Gatsby’s party, and connects to the real life issues that continue to affect the world today as well.
Being great is something that a lot of people have different perspectives on. Perhaps to some people a person who is great is someone who cares about the wellbeing of others and always has hope. There are many different key points in the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald that make Jay Gatsby great. Gatsby is a poor man who had nothing to offer to Daisy, this woman that he had fell in love with. Ever since Gatsby has been trying to work his way up to win Daisy back by doing everything in his power to be wealthy. Gatsby is deserving of the title “Great” because of his optimism and ambitions to grow in his wealth.
The meaning of the word “great” is a common misconception. The general question is, what does “great” mean. It is not a simple question to answer, as it has many meanings. Most importantly with regards to the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald “great” can mean influential, extreme, or notable. The novel is centered around Jay Gatsby and his “great” dream. The reader learns that Gatsby has had a relationship with Daisy Buchanan in the past, and he cannot let go of the idealization of this relationship coming back into his life. Gatsby is great in the sense that he is able to commit himself to his dream and aspirations of love. It is important to realize that the definition of great does not mean morally correct. Gatsby is great because he puts so much effort into his dream that he becomes obsessed with wealth and extravagance, he becomes phony and dishonest, and loses sight of what is important. Gatsby’s vision is great, but his actions are not morally great.
After reading the Great Gatsby, often people will scrutinize Gatsby’s affection for Daisy citing his feelings as insincere and self-motivated. That Gatsby’s love is characterized by narcissism, and he merely views Daisy as a pawn. However, while Fitzgerald asserts a pessimistic stance on Gatsby’s form of love, he does not question its legitimacy. He instead criticizes the progression of love when it is held onto over time. By portraying Gatsby’s love as inimical and unhealthy Fitzgerald challenges the long-held societal belief that love is inherently good. Through the extreme of Gatsby’s unconditional love for Daisy, Fitzgerald emphasizes the detrimental effects love can have as the longevity of Gatsby’s infatuation
The definition of great; “is a great or distinguished person.” Now I don't believe Gatsby was that great because he never did anything to separate him from the rest of the crowd. Also nobody remembered him when he died, he never went down in history. To further explain, during the last few chapters we see who really was Gatsby’s friends were and how they stood by him after death. Now it's not to argue that he could’ve been great or he wasn't great for a period in time but I find that if you look at the end and the overall picture he wasn't great. Gatsby’s dream of blending in with the rich and trying to capture Daisy's heart is what led him to his demise. Gatsby was chasing after a dream that he could not achieve and in doing so he had false hope which destroyed him in the end.
His greed, materialism, and unreciprocated love for Daisy blinded him from moving forward and kept him from living the life he wanted. Consequently, Gatsby wasted so much time yearning for the unattainable Daisy and the things that she had. He spent his whole life pursuing something that never prospered, “Although Gatsby has faith in his reunion with Daisy, it is apparent that his hopes will never materialize” (Sanders). However, he still managed to maintain the optimism until the day that he died, that they would rekindle their romance, “According to Nick, Gatsby felt “married to her” because he resigned himself to his love for Daisy, making his love singular and eternal” (Sanders). Gatsby resigned himself to her and disregarded any other relationship that could have occurred with other women for the expectancy that they would have a flourishing adoration.
When one first meets Gatsby, one may think that he is a respectable and wealthy man. However, he does not have everything that he wants. Gatsby has what one would call the
Daisy was perfect in Gatsby’s eyes, she was everything he had ever wanted. However, the reality was Gatsby had been building her up in his head for years, placing her on a metaphorical pedestal. Daisy was a married woman, with a little girl named Pammy. She had been living the dream with her husband, Tom, ever since the summer she met Gatsby. Gatsby finally caught her attention with the help of her distant cousin Nick, he then charmed her with his amazing house and money.. He deluded himself into believing that Daisy never loved Tom,
In the beginning of their love story, Daisy’s beauty captures Gatsby’s attention. “The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at some time, and because it seemed romantic to me I have remembered the incident ever since” (Fitzgerald 75). Gatsby’s clear captivation is even obvious to Jordan Baker, who does not know him at that time. The fact that a complete stranger notices this about Gatsby emphasizes a blatant desire for Daisy. Though the war calls Gatsby away immediately after meeting the bright eyed woman, the young man in love does everything in his power to return home as a successful hero. “He did extraordinarily well in the war. He was a captain before he went to the front…” (Fitzgerald 150). Gatsby goes to war with one thing on his mind: Daisy. His motivation throughout the war is not for survival so that he can return home to Daisy, but is for impressing Daisy in attempt to earn her affection. No matter Gatsby’s attempt, his success in the war does not come quick enough for him