The Lies of Jay Gatsby

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Lies are something everyone tries to do, but no one can pull them off as well as Jay

Gatsby in the story “The Great Gatsby” By F. Scott Fitzgerald. Through the novel, Jay

Gatsby explains the type of character he is, through his lies. Gatsby acts out to be a man who has

it all. The only item missing from Gatsby’s life is love. Love is the only true key to happiness

without it you are lost. Gatsby goes all out to be loved even if it means lying. Gatsby shows his

love, to the love of his life Daisy, who is in love with another man named Tom. Tom and Daisy

are married, but Tom is having an affair with another woman from “The Valley of Ashes” where this woman lives at the top of a gas station with her husband. With this continues problem, Daisy

tries to get back at Tom by returning the favor of cheating on one another. With this Gatsby falls

in love with Daisy, but Daisy is still in love with Tom. The lover web involved becomes so

twisted that Gatsby ends up losing his life. Gatsby’s love for Daisy causes him to make false

statements about how he got his money.

In the Great Gatsby, Gatsby is known to tell lies and be fake with his friends and people

he’s close to. The only thing he wanted to do in the story is getting close to Daisy again once he

became rich. “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never

loved you." After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide upon

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