The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1132 Words Mar 5th, 2016 5 Pages
In the widely known novel, The Great Gatsby, we explore the characteristics of a man named Jay Gatsby through the writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Although Gatsby is a successful man, he also is delusional and stuck in the past. Being reminiscent on his past lover, Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby seems to have devoted his life on impressing her. Gatsby has molded his life around the idea of what would make Daisy happy and make her want to fall in love with him a second time.
Jay Gatsby is a very successful man who wants to achieve greatness. We clearly see just how successful he is through his belongings and extravagant parties. In chapter three, our narrator, Nick begins with telling us about Gatsby’s reoccurring summer parties. “There was music from my neighbor 's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” (39) Nick goes into detail of these parties, the reader can only imagine just how lavish they are. There is lots of food, alcohol, people from the East and West Egg in attendance, and things appear to be in goldish color, a symbol of wealth. Another way we see Gatsby’s success is through the description of his vehicle. “It was a rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes and supper-boxes and tool-boxes, and terraced with a labyrinth of wind-shields that mirrored a dozen suns. Sitting down behind…

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