The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald showcases characters illusions in the novel The Great Gatsby. Each of the characters gets wrapped up in the dream that they all wanted to live. The Great Gatsby is a novel about the American dream and the illusion is that one can be happy through wealth, power or fame. Gatsby, Myrtle, and George all had an illusion thinking they can live the american dream.
Fitzgerald shows many illusions in the Great Gatsby. Throughout the novel Gatsby always wanted to be wealthy, thinking that being wealthy brings happiness. After Gatsby dies, Nick finds out from Henry Gatz how Gatsby wrote schedules and resolves for the illusion Gatsby wanted to live. Henry says, “Look here, this is a book he had when he was a boy” (181). Fitzgerald explains how Gatsby made up a schedule for the activities Gatsby wanted to do everyday in a correct order and time. Next, Gatsby live through an illusion Gatsby tries to show to Daisy how rich he is and hoping that she will approve and be impressed by his lifestyle. Gatsby was giving Daisy a tour of the house, Gatsby shows Daisy his silk and sheer linen. Daisy begins to cry and says, “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such­such beautiful shirts before. Fitzgerald shows us readers how Gatsby does so much to impress Daisy, even buy expensive shirts made from London. After, Gatsby tries even more to impress Daisy. Daisy is at the window looking at the pink and golden billow of foamy clouds. Daisy calls Gatsby to look at the clouds with

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