Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s creates the character Jay Gatsby. Jay is a main character that makes a big impact in the novel. Jay surrounds himself with very wealthy people and lives a lavish lifestyle. He is in fact where the title of the novel originates. Gatsby has special characteristics of being driven, dedicated, and romantic which help him reach his goals of achieving the American dream and reuniting with his love Daisy Buchanan.
Jay’s characteristic of being driven, dedicated and romantic are very much so important to the novel. Gatsby has many good qualities that anybody can look at and see them. When I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart. Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn. Gatsby didn’t always have money. He is a newly wealthy man. But even at this time Nick Caraway could see something great in Gatsby. His birth name was James Gatz, who was the son of poor farmers from North Dakota. He spent time working for a millionaire which encouraged him pursuing dreams of wealth. He spends most of his time in the novel trying to get into the elite circle but fails. Others in the elite circle such as Nick Caraway, Tom Buchanan, and Daisy come from families’ old money and this…

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