F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby Essay

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Throughout The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it is clear that the character Jay Gatsby has multiple personas. The first is his Gatsby persona— who is a suave, sophisticated, big shot businessman millionaire. The second is James Gatz, who is a poor, immature seven-teen year old, who created the Gatsby persona as a means to get a fresh start in life in order to achieve his dream of making it big. However, in the process of all this, he meets a girl in Louisville, Daisy Fay, who he immediately falls in love with. Unfortunately their relationship is cut short when Gatsby has to go off to fight in the war, and Daisy marries another man. Upon Gatsby’s return, he ends up making it big and buys a monstrous mansion across the bay from Daisy’s house. When the two characters reconvene, it is apparent that the spark of their relationship is missing, and the relationship ultimately fails. The reason Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship fails is that Daisy is in love with the Gatsby persona, but Gatsby is humbled by Daisy and is forced to be his Gatz persona around her. One piece of evidence that Daisy is in love with Gatsby occurs five years before the book takes place. Gatsby has gone off to war, leaving Daisy behind in Louisville.
She wanted her life shaped now, immediately — and the decision must be made by some force — of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality — that was close at hand. (Fitzgerald 151)
In this passage, Daisy appears to go under some sort of…

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