Is Gatsby Insane Or Delusion

Improved Essays
Jay Gatsby is the most interesting character in the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. He is “an elegant young roughneck, a year or two over thirty, whose elaborate formality of speech just missed being absurd” (Fitzgerald, 48). At the first two chapters, there are a lot of rumors about him. People who did not know Gatsby said he is an American army during the war, a killer, or an Oxford Man. As the story goes on, the reader will unfold a lot more detail about Gatsby; who he really is, and what is he up to in this story. After finish the story, a lot of readers think Gatsby is insane or a delusion person. But, in my opinion, I think Gatsby is a noble person, who willing to do everything to purse his goal or dream. He works so hard from the moment he falls in love with Daisy to prove himself to her, to be with her, and willing to do anything to keep her safe. When Gatsby meet Daisy for the first time in 1917 in Louisville, Kentucky. At that time, Gatsby was stationed at Camp Taylor as a young officer, and Daisy was a very popular girl. After a while, they meet again when Gatsby went to Daisy’s house. They fall in love with each other and in relationship for about a month before Gatsby went overseas during World War I. Daisy promise to …show more content…
He falls in love with Daisy, and start their relationship with each other. He works really hard to gain a wealthy status. He proves himself to Daisy to shown that she could be give her life to him. He could be able to take care of her. Later on, when Daisy broke her promise to wait for him to come back, he did not blame her. He tries to look for her everywhere to reunion with her. After he knows Daisy did not choose him over Tom, he still loves her. He keeps Daisy out of any trouble she gets herself

Related Documents

  • Superior Essays

    Once he becomes well off, he lives for one thing only: Daisy Buchanan, his long lost love. He becomes rich and successful to impress Daisy. He moves to West Egg, where the people…

    • 2204 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Gatsby lived for the purpose of Daisy’s approval. While everyone around him was so caught up with their reputation in society, Gatsby was caught up with his reputation to Daisy. He wanted her to think the best of him. A simple idea of Daisy would only entertain Gatsby for so long. Real love, as Gatsby proves, is going through whatever extreme for the slightest chance of being with the one he…

    • 1007 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    He had done everything to get to where he is now, he built up his wealth, his reputation all in hopes of impressing Daisy. During the book, everyone tells Gatsby that he can’t recreate the past, but he never stopped working to achieve his goal. When the narrator, Nick learns about Gatsby’s love for Daisy he responds to…

    • 1039 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    There where not future in their love but because Gatsby was a dreamer and thought that anything can be possible that he can even change the past. “I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before” (113). Gatsby was having a short conversation with Nick about how he will convince Daisy to b him again and married him. Now he has the money the social position that is so important for her. Gatsby was so determinedly to have her.…

    • 810 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    When Gatsby first meets Daisy, he is dazed. Nick briefly talks about what Gatsby felt upon meeting Daisy, “It excited him, too, that many men had already loved Daisy- it increased her value in his eyes,” (149). According to Nick, the moment Gatsby lays eyes on Daisy, he sees her as an object. It is evident that he was not fond of her personality, but rather her money, status, and popularity. To him, she symbolizes achievement, making her a trophy of sorts.…

    • 1024 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    He’s infatuated with Daisy, the woman who he could not have years ago, but now with his perfect life he believes it to be possible. He buys people with…

    • 1184 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    In order to achieve his unattainable “American Dream” he had to attain new money to entice Daisy. According to William Veogeli, Gatsby “got rich quick out of a sense of urgency and desperation and crazy hopefulness, out of refusing to get over a broken heart and give up the love of his life” (Voegeli 69). Regretfully, Daisy`s actions due to societal expectations and social class differences proved she loved…

    • 1410 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Great Essays

    In the novel The Great Gatsby, Money may be the American Dream for most people but Gatsby 's American Dream was more than that; it was his love for Daisy. Love has many means to it. Love could be an intense feeling of passionate affection towards another. Gatsby has spent most of his thinking about how close he will be to Daisy and he is one step closer to his dream whenever he is close to her. In all honestly, Gatsby is part of the corruption in The Great Gatsby because he proves to be unfaithful with Daisy and in turn betrays Tom.…

    • 1650 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Superior Essays

    The real thing that he loves is a happiness and perfect life idol who was born in rich and upper class, graceful and perfect. Also it is what Gatsby are trying to get. The attraction of Daisy to Gatsby, it more likely about the attraction of the entire upper class to Gatsby. He tried to build this idol, even though he used a lots of lies to match this ideal. This is the reason why he can not accept as the ideal of the collapse of the core of the…

    • 1022 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Gatsby found love and he is the real American lover because he knows when he is in love and how to use his love. Jay Gatsby is born the American lover for many reasons and his dream has just been accomplished. Daisy has loved Gatsby forever and she wants to go to town with him and that is showing how much she likes him. That's what makes Gatsby very happy because he knows that someone actually loves him. When that happens that's when he knows that he is living his dream and not the kind of dream from his childhood when his family wasn't living the best life that he wanted to live.…

    • 1806 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Improved Essays