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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Some could say that there is a love so strong that it can blind one of the harsh realities of life and can make a fool out of anyone. This same blind love makes a fool of Jay Gatsby in the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jay Gatsby is a young, wealthy man, seeking to be reunited with his long lost love Daisy Buchanan. After Nick Carraway moves next to Gatsby, he is invited over to one of Gatsby’s parties. Once Gatsby and Nick start to become friends, Gatsby asks Nick if he would invite his cousin Daisy for tea. Gatsby had fantasized, for five years, the moment that he would finally get to see Daisy; however, she couldn’t live up to his embellished imagination. During the rest of the summer, the affair arises between the two until one catastrophic night leads Daisy to slink back into her money and her husband for a sense of security. Gatsby is a fool for wasting his time trying to repeat the past and rekindle his love with Daisy. Gatsby is nonsensical for trying to impress Daisy with his wealth. After not seeing or communicating with Daisy for five years, Gatsby intentionally moves across the bay from her house. Jordan says, “ Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (78). His purchase is all part of Gatsby’s colossal plan to get Daisy back in his grasp. It appears like Gatsby is the only one who wants it to work, considering Daisy has never looked for him or noticed that he lives across the bay.. Over the years,
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