The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Within the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the journey of the newly rich protagonist, Jay Gatsby, is recounted in relation to his love for Daisy Buchnana. Gatsby is a charming and confident man who grew his empire of welath himself to attract his true love Daisy. While many believe Jay gatsby is an unforeseen hero, due to his obtained wealth and persistence for love, I believe that Gatsby is a tragic hero due to his flaws, naiveness, and finally his tragic fall.
What brought Gatsby into his position of life is ultimately not his vast amount of wealth but his love for Daisy. The love between the two characters within the novel can be seen early within the novel, “They were so engrossed in each other” (73). To describe a couples love with the term engrossed shows the deep connection that was amid Gatsby and Daisy as seen from the perspective of another character. However as Gatsby was in the military Daisy projected her love towards a new man; setting Gatsby into a spiral of distress. Everything Gatsby did was for his love for daisy, “He [Gatsby] had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths so that he could ‘come over’ some afternoon to a strangers garden” (76). The position Gatsby is in is due to his free will to let his quest for his love for Daisy take over his life as it did. All mentors, enemies, and obstacles were brought on by himself, tragically causing so many ripples in his life through his acts of heroine when…

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