The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby Essay

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The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby Throughout 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 with out 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. With this on going problem, Daisy tries to get back at Tom by returning the favor of cheating on one another. With this Gatsby fall in love with Daisy, but Daisy is still in love with Tom. The love web involved…show more content…
His fake personality comes to play a part when he throws his parties. He tries to act as if he is a good citizen who earns his money a fair way. In reality, he earns his living as a bootlegger. He sells alcohol illegally during the time of prohibition. Through the lies and rumors that go on Gatsby is killed. With Gatsby’s party life, the rumors of Gatsby having an affair with Mrs. Murrtle and killing Mrs. Murrtle. Mr. Murrtle takes these lies serious and kills Gatsby to obtain his so called revenge. The lies and rumors that Gastby revealed came to haunt him in the end. Throughout his love for Daisy, he tried different ways to get her to love him. Gatsby lied by acting like someone he is not. Gatsby love to her was through other people. All the friends he made, turned out not to be his friends. The loneliness that he experienced caused him to find a way for his friends and Daisy to love him. He never won the love of Daisy or his friends. The lies and games, he played cost the loss of his life. Throughout the novel, Gatsby’s lies clarifies his personalities in positive and negative aspects. One he tries better off his style of living. The negative aspect is that lying is unfair and can cause various types of problems. Overall F. Scotts Fitzgerald indicates that Gatsby’s is a man searching for the best. Gatsby’s expresses his character through his lies and rumors that were started. It also showed that he wanted the one
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