The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby Essay

Sort By:
Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Decent Essays

    Jay Gatsby Great

    • 448 Words
    • 2 Pages

    I think Nicks reasons for thinking of Jay Gatsby as "the great Gatsby", is because Jay Gatsby has done or said he has done a lot in his life to get to where he is today. He makes himself sound very good when he tells nick everything in the car. Nick was sort of shocked by how successful he is or was. Jay is not keeping his past from society; he's more open with it. People decide to make up these rumors because Gatsby was never really noticed by anyone to be able to tell the truth about everything

    • 448 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby Essay

    • 1272 Words
    • 6 Pages
    • 1 Works Cited

    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

    • 1272 Words
    • 6 Pages
    • 1 Works Cited
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    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

    • 622 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Why Is Jay Gatsby Great

    • 810 Words
    • 4 Pages

    “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

    • 810 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    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

    • 612 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Jimmy Gatz or Jay Gatsby Have you ever been embarrassed by who you are, of what your life is or has been like? Jay Gatsby or Jimmy Gatz was a wealthy man who lived in West Egg. Who in the past was a poor person, who served in the army. He then was invited to a party where he fell in love with a wealthy young lady named Daisy. After them being together, he began to have a sensation to have money and become a different person with wealth so him and Daisy could be together and from there on he changed

    • 682 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Better Essays

    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

    • 1205 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Decent Essays

    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

    • 597 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    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

    • 1643 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    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

    • 1266 Words
    • 6 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited
    Good Essays
Previous
Page12345678950