The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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What makes an individual great? Someone who represents greatness is respectful of other people’s feelings and desires, but holds their own position highly and does not retreat from negative situations. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby illustrates the qualities that the protagonist holds to portray themselves as extraordinary. When one exemplifies loyalty, they create an impression that is high standing for themselves. An individual’s grandeur creates an aura of greatness that draws the attention of others towards their character. Finally, once someone represents pure emotion towards the other people around them, they personify a wholesome figure. Though Gatsby’s life ends tragically, he embodies characteristics that make him truly admirable from the perspective of others. Demonstrating loyalty towards other people who are of great importance makes one an astonishing character. In the scene where Daisy Buchanans and Jay Gatsby are driving back together after an emotional event, they hit and kill Myrtle Wilson. Myrtle was running blindly across the street and Daisy, who was driving, was not able to stop the car in time and the car brutally hits Myrtle. When Gatsby is explaining to Nick Carraway what happened during the night of the accident, Gatsby admits that it was actually Daisy who was driving, “‘Yes,’ he said after a moment, ‘but of course I’ll say I was’” (Fitzgerald 143). This shows that he is loyal to his love for Daisy because he would do anything to protect…

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