The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Marcos Vinueza
American Literature
Mr. Zencka
Dec. 8, 2015 Jay’s Fantasy Fantasy can lead to building or destroying you, mentally or physically. An example of someone being leaded by fantasy is Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is the main character in the book “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald. In the book, Gatsby finds himself deeply in love with Daisy. Daisy is a married woman who was Gatsby 's first love. Tom is her husband who later finds out the secrete between Daisy and Gatsby. The secret is that they both re united and fell in love with each other and now want a life together. Tom and Daisy cheat and argue with each other. At the end of the book, Daisy takes Gatsby 's car and “accidently” ran over Tom 's mistress. Gatsby who knows all about this situation takes the blame for her. Tom 's mistress has a husband and when he found out about this he killed Gatsby. This shows that In the Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is destroyed by fantasy.
Jay Gatsby is driven by the fantasy of his old love, Daisy. Gatsby tries to win Daisy 's love by impressing her. He buys a huge house just for Daisy to see. He also throws parties in his house, so that one day she shows up to one. At this time Daisy and Gatsby haven 't seen each other, that 's why he wants her to show up; to see her. When Gatsby finally meets Daisy, everything he thought he saw in her wasn’t the way he imagined. “Almost 5 years! There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of…

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