Essay on Analysis Of Jay Gatsby 's ' The Great Gatsby '

2051 Words Aug 19th, 2015 9 Pages
Daniel Cho
8/3/15
AP Literature
Two Minds Think A Like The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye have two similar characters, Jay Gatsby and Holden Caulfield, who have faced similar obstacles, the lack of love. The two protagonists tried to gain attention from others, which they suffered from negative effects. The negativity had taken a huge affect on them because the characters became delusional to what reality. The outcome wouldn’t have happened if these two protagonists were just willingly to admit the obstacles that they had to overcome and should have not exacerbate their situation. Even though the outcomes were inevitable, the characters have focused on an issue that is considered to be paramount to them, which one lead to one’s death and one willingly to change oneself. Jay Gatsby, who is not the main character of The Great Gatsby, had tried his best to gain his true love back, but ultimately had failed to gain the love of his life. Jay Gatsby was one of those characters that were delusional to the past that the past was important to them. Jay described his past as something paramount especially his relationship with Daisy. He first talked about Daisy was this “first ‘nice’ girl he had ever known (158, iPad)” and “felt married to her, that was all (159,iPad).” However, Jay was a powerful and smart soldier who had to get an education at Oxford became going to Oxford was a “family tradition (70, iPad).” Daisy was confused why Jay couldn’t come to see her even…

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