The Great Gatsby Written Analysis

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Gatsby is Whipped
(An Analysis of The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald) F. Scott Fitzgerald is arguably one of the greatest writers to ever come to earth. In the 20th century, he wrote far beyond his time, and wrote about topics that others were afraid to bring up. “Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” (Fitzgerald) One of his better known novels, The Great Gatsby, brings up several diverse and arguable topics, but also presents many messages too. The three main messages presented in The Great Gatsby are about self creation, love, and friendship.
The first message that comes from Fitzgerald’s story is all about self creation. The main character of the story, Jay Gatsby, started with nothing, and
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She got married, and even had a daughter. “We learn that Gatsby and Daisy had a torrid, tortured love affair that ended years before with Daisy marrying the oafish Tom Buchanan”(Gillespie). Love, no matter who the two involved are, is always hard. Some may have to give up more than they get back for the person they love, and that is what happens when you love someone. You do crazy things, just for them. “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: “I never loved you” ” (109). Unfortunately, Daisy knew that she could not say those words without lying to both of the men caught up in her life, and ultimately ended up losing one to death because of it.
The final message in Gatsby shows just how hard true friends are to come across, and how much harder it is to keep them around. Many people believed that due to Gatsby’s extravagant lifestyle that he lived, he had numerous friends. But, in reality, he was one of the loneliest persons in the entire book. The only true friend that Jay had was Nick, who had come to New York for a new start. He became Gatsby’s first and only friend in the story. “You ought to go away,” I said. “It’s pretty certain that they’ll trace your car”(148). Nick was so worried about Gatsby and his safety over anything, but of course he knew that Gatsby would not be leaving anytime soon. “Think about what it feels like to click with someone” (Thorp). When you think about it, that is what
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