Who Is Gatsby?

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What does love mean? The definition of love is: An intense feeling of deep affection. In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a question that crosses many readers minds’ is: Is Gatsby really in love? The main character of the novel is Jay Gatsby, and his neighbor Nick Carraway. Gatsby has a large house in West Egg and throws many parties in it to try and impress Daisy who is Nick’s cousin. The novel is revolved around Gatsby trying to win Daisy over from her husband Tom. Gatsby and Daisy spend a lot of time together and he begins to think that Daisy is changing her mind. Gatsby is helplessly in love with a woman that cannot love him back the way he desires. Gatsby is willing to do anything in his power to make Daisy love him again. His actions towards Daisy are romantic; however they are also foolish. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, some readers tend to believe he is deeply in love with Daisy. Also, some readers believe that he was stalking Daisy. Gatsby seemed to be stalking Daisy once the war was over. Although Gatsby has not seen Daisy for five years, everything he does is to impress her. The main attraction used is his huge house. Nick describes the house by saying, “There was a machine in the kitchen which could extract the juice of two hundred oranges in half an hour if a little button was pressed two hundred times by a butler’s thumb” (Fitzgerald 41). Gatsby’s house is not only huge, but has many things in it and has a nice car. He uses his
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