Gatsby is a character who enjoys living in his own reality. After Daisy chooses Tom over him, Gatsby spends five years believing that she will choose him one day. He truly believes that Daisy, although she is already married and has a child, will abandon her life for him. Once Gatsby becomes involved with Daisy, he expects her to leave her husband after a very short period of time. When he says, “Daisy, that's all over now...It doesn't matter any more. Just tell him the truth— that you never loved him– and it's all wiped out forever… You never loved him,” (132), the reader sees just how unrealistic he is being, as he wants Daisy to tell her own husband that she never loved him. Gatsby doesn't think about other people’s feelings, he only thinks about his own feelings and how he can benefit from the weaknesses of other people. In addition, Gatsby believes him and Daisy can pick up where they left off five years ago, but he realizes this isn’t the case when he sees her daughter. Another example of Gatsby’s unrealistic tendencies is when he is at Nick’s house waiting for Daisy to arrive at 4 PM. She says she will arrive at 4 PM, but Gatsby begins worrying even before then that she won't show. Two minutes before Daisy’s expected time of arrival, Gatsby is extremely worried and says, “Nobody’s coming to tea. It's too late!... I can't wait all day,” (85) and Nick recognizes his strange behavior and responds, “Don't be silly; it's just two minutes to four,” (85). This shows how unrealistic he's being, because even Nick notices this and needs to assure him that he's overreacting.
Gatsby was a man that made other men jealous of what he had. He had a huge mansion where he threw the biggest parties around. I’m sure that’s how many of you came to know him. Gatsby’s parties were unbelievably luxurious. Many of you may not have known that everything he ever planned was done so he could see Daisy. Daisy is my cousin and Gatsby wanted nothing more than to be with Daisy.This past year he tried everything to make me happy so that he could become closer to Daisy and court her. Gatsby is not fake or a user, except to get to daisy.
The book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has been read in schools for decades. The experience is different for everyone. Some may love this book while others just purely hate it. I have to say I am in between loving and hating this book. I do like the look into the lives of the rich of the 1920s and I did enjoy the overall story. However the cheating I wasn’t fond of. I do understand that is what happens with the rich so I do enjoy the fact that it historically accurate. Another topic that I will touch upon is the drunkenness and reckless driving portrayed, quite accurately, for this time period.
The famously written book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, provides many details, which help to provoke the meaning behind this narrative. The use of symbolic objects helps to connect the significance of the story on a deeper level and eventually reveal its literal meaning. Many symbols portrayed throughout The Great Gatsby, such as the green light, the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg, Gatsby’s Mansion and the weather help to uncover one of the main themes–the American Dream.
Gatsby, on the other hand, has an extraordinary quality of hope to see if Gatsby is able to start up things again with Daisy. The author supported this by saying, “Can’t repeat the past?” Gatsby cried, “Why of course you can!” (Fitzgerald, 116) illustrates how Gatsby is an anxious guy who’s in love. Anyone who is in love can get distracted with the things that are happening to them in the present and get selfish enough to fight for what is called a “special” person. This creates an imaginative thought and connection how Gatsby is ironic for the love for Daisy. The author presented, “It excited him, too, that many men had already loved Daisy - it increased her value in his eyes.” (Fitzgerald, 149). With a connection to that, many people in society are immoral and greedy for deep affection. On the opposite hand, Gatsby is opposing and urging for love. Gatsby couldn’t resist the love for Daisy since the memories kept on coming back, which keeps the love alive. Conveniently, how Gatsby purchases a house right across the bay from Daisy’s mansion, which makes the setting very ironic to the readers. Therefore, Gatsby’s flawed love for Daisy Buchanan continues on.
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Gatsby stops throwing a parties because they are no longer necessary. He is back with Daisy and doesn't need to throw a party to get her to his house. He wants to focus on being with Daisy
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel “The Great Gatsby” is a consummate summary of the ‘roaring twenties’ and a devastating show of the ‘Jazz Age’. Nick Carraway Chasing his own American Dream, lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby young, handsome, and remarkably rich always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting although no one knows what for. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and dynamic tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. The novel also reveals the moral failure of a society
The American Dream is defined as the ideal that every citizen of the United States has equal opportunity to achieve success through hard work and motivation. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald shows the corruption in the idea of the American Dream. George and Myrtle Wilson fail to acquire their dreams because of moral corruption in themselves and society. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald presents the American Dream as unattainable through Myrtle and George Wilsons’ struggles to achieve their individual dreams because of the flawed American society.
Fitzgerald was an inspired individual and had the remarkable ability to write in such a way that his written works are everlasting echoes of his own life. F. Scott Fitzgerald was a literary genius and his work; The Great Gatsby was not only a reflection of his own life, but an outlet for the ever-changing society of the 1920s. The Great Gatsby was influenced by the standards of this time period. The 1920s were an age of excess, characterized by opulence and false satisfaction. American society reached an apparent peak of wealth, and wealthy New Yorkers drowned among illegal alcohol and lavish goods. The important people in his life also impacted Fitzgerald, and characters in his novel could be compared with many people in his life, among
American dream is deeply rooted in people’s minds and gives them hopes and motivations to work hard and insist on following their dreams. For Americans, they expect to get good occupations, to make money and to make up families with their efforts in a legal way. Once carrying out their goals and behaving morally and legally, Americans believe that they will achieve their ideals and successfully obtain what they pursue for a long time. That is, the destiny of everyone can be controlled and turned around by the faith of being successful and the proper way of realizing the ideals. However, in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald tries to give another interpretation about the ideal of American dream and the reality in 1920s. In the roaring twenties, due to the upsurge of the materialism, people promote the power of money and believe its power to fulfill their American dreams. With the rising of America economy, people gradually get used to feeling satisfied by the consuming behaviors. “In 1919, there were just 6.7 million cars on American roads. By 1929, there were more than 27 million cars” (Digital history). Because of the rising of the mass consumption, money has a high status in this time. People believed that money is sufficient to achieve their goals and satisfy all their desire and imaginations. However, the power of money is not so strong that it could not implement various desires. When people finally make a fortune, they somehow fail to complete their targets and
“Sometimes I don’t know whether Zelda and I are real or whether we are characters in one of my novels.” Writers find inspiration wherever they can. Many, like F. Scott Fitzgerald, find inspiration in aspects of their own lives. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works were particularly influenced by the events that took place in his marriage with Zelda Fitzgerald; from the beginning of his marriage, through the hardships the couple faced, and towards the end of their short lives, his writings illustrate the journey through their unique relationship.
Gatsby is a man that started out of with nothing and made himself into everything he’s ever desired. He went through a lot of hard work to get to what he wanted, but he did it all for a girl he fell in love with 5 years ago. He bought a mansion, fancy car, and had parties every weekend to impress Daisy. However, the way he went about it was not widely known and that’s why most find Gatsby mysterious. “ Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once.” (Fitzgerald 44) That was a common thought of people around West egg and East egg. People thought that all the way to the end of the book. But no matter what people thought about him, it didn’t change him. He stayed devoted to Daisy the whole book, even through all of the tragic events in the story.