The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essays

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Nick assigns the name of “The Great Gatsby” for a numeral amount of reasons to Jay Gatsby. Fitzgerald also assigns the name to the novel. There is some irony to the title, but not enough to change it. There are many reasons why the title is semi-ironic, including that he was involved in the mob life. He met a girl named Daisy and fell in love with her the in beginning but had to leave for war. Daisy then married another guy who was really wealthy, so Gatsby thought he needed to be wealthy to get Daisy. Daisy is materialistic and had to marry someone with the wealthy lifestyle. Gatsby joined the mob to go from rags to riches to impress her and win her back. He also made connections with big people, gangsters, such as Meyer Wolfsheim. Gatsby saw prohibition as an advantage and became a bootlegger. When he became one, he sold alcohol illegally over counters and made most of his money from that. He also stole from the bank, these two things would classify him as a criminal. Another reason why the title was semi-ironic is because Gatsby is a liar. A “great” person does not lie all the time. Gatsby liked to enhance the truth, starting by where he attended college. Gatsby made everyone believe that he was an “Oxford man” by telling stories and calling everyone “old sport”. Everything he said about Oxford seemed real and no one ever questioned it. Through the novel “The Great Gatsby” he told some characters that he only attended Oxford for five months, and…

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