Reality In The Great Gatsby Essay

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F. Scott Fitzgerald conveys illusion over multiple characters in the novel, The Great Gatsby, during the 1920s. Most notable examples of an illusion seen as reality is Jay or James Gatsby himself. Many people felt they knew exactly who he was and where he came from. To the Public eye, he’s always been viewed as a wealthy man. Gatsby even tells Nick tells that he came from a wealthy family. Gatsby tells Nick in Chapter 4, “I’ll tell you God’s truth…I am the son of some wealth people in the middle-west [San Francisco].”Consequently, the truth of his family background is a definite example of the false reality Jay portrays. When truthfully he was a young man who lived in poverty in North Dakota. Furthermore, Gatsby’s rise to wealth is the most skeptical illusions of most. In …show more content…
Yet,things didn’t work out that way. Gatsby tries to convince Nick that Daisy and him will reunite soon enough and that Daisy’s no longer in love with him: “I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before.” (Page 110). Such a contrarian view must never be taken seriously because it is evident Gatsby’s motives are only to recreate the love Daisy and him had shared years before, but Daisy doesn’t love him as greatly as Gatsby loves Daisy. Therefore, Gatsby creates an illusion for himself which leads to his downfall. Although, after the death of Myrtle, Daisy is almost forced to confide in Tom. This is mainly because she is much too irresponsible to take blame for her own actions. Accordingly, at the end of Chapter 7, the illusion that Daisy loves Gatsby is shattered. Additionally, Fitzgerald exemplifies that Daisy is the most oblivious illusion. Daisy Buchanan is another character who subsists in an illusionary realm. She has a thing for materialistic items; being a key reason for why she married Tom. Daisy uses her fortune as well as Tom as an escape from

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