Essay about The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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No matter what we do, in privacy or public, someone always watches us. Watching people is a common thing amongst people. We watch each other when we cross the street, or when we eat, or even when someone is working. It allows us to observe each other and learn things about each other, but it also lets us to see the things people tend to do. F. Scott Fitzgerald, a popular author that left readers astonished with his novels, demonstrates this concept within his book, The Great Gatsby. Within the novel, many characters appear to watch each other, close up and from a distance, in a spine-chilling yet passionate way. Fitzgerald uses of symbolism within The Great Gatsby to show the theme: no matter what you do, someone always watches you. Jay Gatsby, or better known as the Great Gatsby, is the protagonist within the novel. Gatsby’s Gaze is a symbol that helps to form the theme. Jay Gatsby is a fabulously wealthy young man living in a mansion in West Egg. He is famous for the lavish parties he throws every Saturday night, but no one knows where he comes from, what he does, or how he made his fortune. Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby love interest within the novel, is always being watched by Gatsby from a distance and up close. Daisy lives just across the bay from him, giving him opportunity to always look out into the distance and see her. One day, Gatsby and Daisy were looking out the window from his house and Gatsby says to her, “‘You always have a green light that burns all night at…

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