The Great Gatsby Daisy's Downfall

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We all have made mistakes in our past and wish to go back to it in order to change it. But we all know that is impossible and just have to forget the past and live on with our life. However, in “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it doesn’t stop a man named Jay Gatsby from thinking he could repeat the past. Jay Gatsby was a very wealthy person who owned a very large mansion and threw daily extravagant parties. Though, the reason why Gatsby threw these parties was that he wanted to attract his old lover named Daisy Buchanan. But when that didn’t work, he decided to use his neighbor, Nick Carraway, who happened to be cousins with Daisy, as an advantage to lure Daisy to him. However, this doesn’t go all well in the end because Daisy’s …show more content…
Gatsby claimed that he was in deeply in love with Daisy, but this love that he had for her was really an obsession. Gatsby was strongly obsessed with the idea of who he thought Daisy was, and so he wasn’t really in love with her. Fitzgerald writes, “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-not through her fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion” (Fitzgerald 95). In Gatsby’s fantasy world, he visualized Daisy as the girl of his dreams, who was everything he thought she was. But in reality, Daisy wasn’t that girl at all. So it came as a surprise to when Gatsby finally saw this, when really it shouldn’t have because everyone but Gatsby knew who Daisy really was. However, it still didn’t stop him from having this supposed love, which was really an obsession, for Daisy. Gatsby’s obsession can also be viewed when it was discovered that he bought his enormous mansion to be right next to Daisy’s home. Jordan Baker, who was a famous golfer and a friend of Daisy, told Nick “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (Fitzgerald 78). This discovery revealed the crazy level of obsession Gatsby had for Daisy. To be in love with some is one thing, but to buy a house to be right near that person just shows how deep of an obsession, instead of love, you have for that person. …show more content…
Gatsby was famously known as the guy who threw lavish parties daily at his home that made everyone from all over go to his parties to come meet him. And so his legacy was built off these parties. However, when his death occurred and a funeral was a set for him by Nick, almost no one showed up. In the story, it said, “The minister glanced several times at his watch, so I took him aside and asked him to wait for half an hour. But it wasn 't any use. Nobody came...About five o’clock our procession of three cars reached...Mr. Gatz and the minister and I...and a little later four or five servants and the postman…” (Fitzgerald 175). Gatsby’s funeral displayed how all of whom Gatsby was acquainted with and was friends with, didn’t even bother to show up to his special day in remembering his life. And because of this, his legacy was destroyed. People will no longer remember who he was because Gatsby was dead. Gatsby could’ve saved his legacy if he hadn’t let his fantasy about loving Daisy cost his

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