Essay about The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"They were careless people--Tom and Daisy--they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness . . . and let other people clean up the mess they had made. (chapter 9)” Scott Fitzgerald, one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century, depicts a love story based on temptation and destruction in his novel The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald shows how love can tempt someone to commit unusual actions which in addition to, can cause destruction in your life and the surrounding others. At the end of the novel, Daisy leaves Gatsby to go back with her husband, Tom. However, this tragic outcome is reasonable finale for Jay Gatsby, throughout the book Gatsby has tempted himself to do illegal actions to try to draw Daisy’s attention; Gatsby’s temptation leads him to destruction. Gatsby the poor boy who longed to be rich, and once becoming rich is still not “good enough” for the wealthy, spoiled, and beautiful Daisy. The women he had longed for since their first meeting. His actions lead him to his death, because he is blamed for the hit and run of Tom’s mistress, Jay is then murdered by her distraught, wretched husband.
Gatsby spends most of his life trying to win Daisy’s attention across the bay, at East Egg. Gatsby has always had a temptation to commit illegal actions to gain money so he can show Daisy that he has just as money money as Tom. However, Gatsby spends thousands of dollars on extravagant parties, just…

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