After a new neighbor, Nick Carraway, moves in, Gatsby attempts to manipulate Nick into inviting Daisy over while Gatsby is also at his home. With all of these things taken into consideration, the reader can see that Gatsby was willing to throw expensive parties and manipulate friends to bring out the past. Moving into the second point, it will be shown how Gatsby will throw away his future for a dream that was already behind him. When the reader looks to the scene in which “Gatsby” ran over Myrtle, but in truth, it was Daisy who ran over Myrtle. Gatsby willingly took the blame for a murder he didn’t commit and suffered the wrath of an enraged widower.
“The touch of a cluster of leaves revolved it slowly, racing, like the leg of transit, a thin red circle in the water.” 162
In the end, he was killed over trying to make the glimmer of light that was his relationship with Daisy into the reality of his life currently. Just when it appeared that Gatsby could win in his endeavors, he was struck down by people he didn’t even harm. Gatsby’s life and future were utterly destroyed in the hopes of reincarnating a life with Daisy he once grasped, the dream that was already too far behind …show more content…
After Gatsby was killed, Nick saw Gatsby’s life as one without regrets. Nick recalls the dreaming nature of Jay Gatsby, as if Gatsby really didn’t care that he was killed over chasing his dream, because at least he died for the thing he wanted most, Daisy.
“’Jimmy was bound to get ahead. He always had some resolves like this or something. Do you notice what he’s got about improving his mind? H was always great for that.’” 173
Even though Gatsby never achieved his dream true dream of being with Daisy, he still worked hard to better himself to try to be better in the eyes of Daisy, he was shown as an example to the reader of what it means to be a dreamer, of what it means to have a true drive for something, of what it means to live for something. The drive to be with Daisy that possessed Gatsby was what gave him the will to live regardless of that dream being too far gone. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther . . . And one fine morning — So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”