Invention of Gatsby Essay

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The Invention of Jay Gatsby
Mckenzie Hart

"It was a testimony to the romantic speculation that he inspired that there were whispers about him from those who had found little that is was necessary to whisper about in this world." (48)

States the narrator, illustrating the attractiveness to attention and gossip of a party host. The quote comments on a conversation of two woman gossiping about the mysterious host named Gatsby. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's book The Great Gatsby, a young man's life and character is invented by his peers and colleagues, and by his own personal dream.
When the reader first meets Jay Gatsby, he is portrayed as a private man who frequently threw lavish parties. Many of these parties consisted of
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He was a son of God-a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that-and he must be about His Father's Business, the service of a vast, vulgar and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end." (104)

Even as a seventeen year old boy James Gats was persistent at accomplishing something great. But only at a seminal moment when he was seventeen did the creation of Mr. Gatsby instigate. A chance event with a wealthy man named Dan Cody gave James Gats a view a ideal life. After Dan Cody died, James was left with a profound impression and appropriate education. The vague contour of Jay Gatsby had filled out to the substantiality of a man. The dream turned reality of Jay Gatsby gradually grew over the years and when the narrator Nick Carraway meets Mr. Gatsby the character was still being performed.
During his parties and his meeting with Nick, Gatsby presented a type of poise and confidence. He created his dream and fulfilled the role to the last detail. From the moment he realized the life he wanted to live, Gatsby persistently strove for it. According to his father even when he was very young he was determined to get head. James Gats had almost perfected the image of Gatsby, occasional inept moments exposed his

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