The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Imagine constructing your entire life around one dream. Everything you do is in pursuit of this goal and you ultimately let it take over your life. This dream will become an obsession and in the end it may never come true. In F. Scott Fitzgerald`s novel The Great Gatsby, the protagonist, Jay Gatsby, lives his life solely to win back the heart of Daisy Buchanan. Over time he becomes so caught up in his fixation with Daisy that he loses his grip on reality. He believes that he can recreate the past exactly how it was and that Daisy has not changed since they were together five years before. He thinks that his new money will allow them to be together since it is the difference in social class that had caused the end of their relationship. In the end, Gatsby`s love for Daisy`s lifestyle and class is the reason he is murdered. Gatsby is essentially an innocent victim who is destroyed by his inability to accept reality. Gatsby is destroyed by his inability to let go of the past. Five years before Nick Carraway met Jay Gatsby, Gatsby fell in love with Daisy Buchanan, a young and wealthy girl. Over the course of those five years Daisy had moved on from her relationship with Gatsby and married a wealthy man named Tom. However, Gatsby had not moved on at all, but rather fell more in love with Daisy as time went on. He idealized her and she became the symbol of the "old money" class he desperately wanted to attain. He believed that he could make Daisy completely forget about Tom and…

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