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  • Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby Essay

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    Jay Gatsby lives for his dreams. His dedication to making his dreams a reality, self-made fortune and social prestige, and the unquestionable love for Daisy Buchanan result in Jay Gatsby’s greatness. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, one can determine the world’s view of what greatness truly is. Jay Gatsby is not born great, nor is greatness thrust upon him, but he achieved greatness. Jay Gatsby represents the American Dream: life, loyalty, and the pursuit of happiness. Jay Gatsby

  • Why Is Jay Gatsby Great

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    “He’s just a man named Gatsby.” (48) James Gatz or better known as Jay Gatsby, there was no official superlative his name until Nick Carraway added one. Gatsby only got the title of ‘great’ because Nick felt that he was obligated to do so. Being the only one who could make sense of conflict, Nick ended up with the burden of truth behind all three of the deaths that occurred in the story. As a result, he was able to see the unfair circumstances at which Gatsby had died. In addition, Nick, being partially

  • The Great Gatsby- Jay Gatsby V Essay

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    Jay Gatsby, the title character of The Great Gatsby, is really not all that the title might suggest. First of all, his real name is James Gatz. He changed it in an effort to leave behind his old life as a poor boy and create an entirely new identity. He is also a liar and a criminal, having accumulated his wealth and position by dishonest means. But he is still called ‘great,’ and in a sense he is. Gatsby is made great by his unfaltering hope, and his determination to live in a perfect world with

  • 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

  • Analysis Of Jay Gatsby 's ' The Great Gatsby '

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    Money Money Money 47854 AP English Hagar 3/28/15 Jay Gatsby, an exotic millionaire philanthropist, has everything and anything a man could ever need. He lives a life most could only dream of. A life full of massive parties, sports cars, mansions, and booze. Yet he is missing something, he is missing the only thing that could make him truly happy, to live a life with Daisy Buchanan. "He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind

  • Jay Gatsby is a Sympathetic Character in Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby

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    In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby provides the reader with a unique outlook on the life of the newly rich. Gatsby is an enigma and a subject of great curiosity, furthermore, he is content with a lot in life until he strives too hard. His obsession with wealth, his lonely life and his delusion allow the reader to sympathize with him. Initially, Gatsby stirs up sympathetic feelings because of his obsession with wealth. Ever since meeting Dan Cody, his fascination for wealth has

  • How the Charcters in the Great Gatsby Viewed Jay Gatsby

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    thinks of Gatsby as a “home wrecker” and a criminal. He cannot see any of Gatby’s virtues, but rather focuses on and exaggerates his questionable behavior (pursuing Daisy and bootlegging). Nick, on the other hand, sees both Gatsby’s virtues and faults and presents them to the reader from a neutral point of view. “Who is Gatsby anyhow?” demanded Tom suddenly.”Some big bootlegger?” (PG 104) • This quote reveals Tom’s suspicions of Gatsby’s wealth. Even though Tom doesn’t know that Gatsby is involved

  • Essay Jay Gatsby: The Tragic Hero in The Great Gatsby

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    character can be defined to be of noble status, but not necessarily virtuous. There is some aspect of his personality that he has in great abundance but it is this that becomes his tragic flaw and leads to his ultimate demise. However, his tragic ending should not simply sadden the reader, but teach him or her a life lesson. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is the tragic hero who portrays the corruption of the American dream through his tragic flaw. His devastating death at the end

  • In Scott Fitzgerald’S Novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby

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    Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is introduced as a newly prosperous man in hope to rekindle an old flame with his past love Daisy Buchanan. Despite the fact that Daisy has organized a life without Gatsby, a mother of a daughter also married to Tom Buchanan, Gatsby continues to attempt to revive their previous connection for one another. Gatsby completely alters his lifestyle by devoting every minute to expanding his wealth to gain Daisy’s satisfaction. Eventually Gatsby purchases a mansion

  • The Pathetic Jay Gatsby of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Essay

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    The Pathetic Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby       Pathetic is a term used to describe someone who is pitifully unsuccessful.  Success is not necessarily measured in wealth or fame, but it is measured by how much one has accomplished in life.  A successful person is one who has set many goals for himself and then goes out in life and accomplishes some of them, but goes on living even if failing on others.  In the novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is a pathetic character