F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Scornful Or Hopeful?

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Hopeful or Scornful?
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past,” a quote which describes Jay Gatsby, ‘The Great Gatsby’, thoroughly of how hardly and “ceaselessly” he works to recapture the past. However, he never forgets the fact that tomorrow depends mainly on what happened yesterday. Thereafter, Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, wants the readers to know how dependent the past and the future are of each other. In addition, Gatsby expresses the idea of how people should work as hard as they could, use the past as their motivation to go forward, and have optimism and hope about the coming days. Firstly, doing the best the one could do and achieving arête is one of the fundamentals that are
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The idea of recapturing the past is dominantly important in the story, however, it is not what the author wants us to get out of the story. Gatsby exemplifies a tragic hero, who has done something wrong and has had a breach in his personnel. Gatsby’s breach is his extreme neediness to get back to what happened in the past, which made him live in the past and forget about the reality. He” bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” so he could get Daisy back. He creates a huge name for himself” that a seventeen year old boy would likely to invent, and to his conception he was faithful till the end”. However, he takes it to the extreme, “he wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: ‘I never loved you.’ After she had obliterated four years with that sentence, they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken. One of them was that, after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house—just as if it were five years ago”. He wanted things to happen as if nothing has happened, and those five years were some passing clouds that have hindered the luminous sunlight for some time but had not had any rain, but he did not know what a torrential rain it has come to be. However, people should use the …show more content…
Gatsby tries to transform his dreams in the past to a reality in the future, he “provided an outlet for his imagination” and strived inconceivably for” a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality”. He always looks at the filled half of the cup, and believed in his opportunities to get Daisy back even after five years. Gatsby does not only want to get back and relive or recapture what happened with him in the past, but also he believes in his dream, and ambitions, thereafter he says impulsively to Nick “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!” Fitzgerald wants the reader to know that even though people might have “disordered” and “confused” lives, they should always be optimistic and believe in achieving those goals no matter what the cost is. Thereafter, Gatsby is representing the optimistic people by being determined, and looking at the bright side and always going forward, and as Rocky said, “life's not about how hard of a hit you can give, it's about how many you can take, and still keep moving

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