Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Within and Without

What truly makes Gatsby so Great? The title of this story is “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It took place in New York City and Long Island in the summer of 1922. In fictional towns called West Egg and East Egg. The Great Gatsby is a classic piece of american fiction. The plot of this story is a midwest native Nick Carraway goes to New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a wanna-be writer, moves in next door to a millionaire named Jay Gatsby and across from his cousin Daisy and his husband Tom. Nick becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealth and as he bears witness to their illusion and deceit pens a tale of impossible love, dream and tragedy. People have been asking why F. Scott Fitzgerald picked “The Great Gatsby” for the title of this novel and what truly makes Gatsby so “great”. The character Jay Gatsby’s persistent love for daisy and how he never stops loving her gives him the worthy title of being so great. But that isn’t the only reason he is so great, even thought gatsby doesn’t “belong” in the world of the wealthy elite, he still poses as a person who does belong. Although Gatsby is rich, he has a different more hopeful attitude toward life. The Great Gatsby was given its name because of the extraordinary qualities Jay Gatsby exhibits throughout the novel.

To begin, one thing that makes Gatsby so great is his persistent love for Daisy and how he never stops loving her. Gatsby shows his love when he…

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