The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis Essay

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Analysis of The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s character Jay Gatsby, in The Great Gatsby, is a naïve, lovesick young man that is sucked in by his dream of wealth. Gatsby is naïve in the fact that he believes himself to be in love with Daisy when in reality he is only infatuated with her because of her wealth and status and what both of these would mean to his overall status. Gatsby is hardworking and loyal to a fault, which reflects upon his innocence, but the worst of Gatsby’s characteristics is that he lives in his own little world where he believes that Daisy loves him, and that he himself loves Daisy. This is far from the truth, however, in the fact that Gatsby only believes that he is in love with Daisy due to the fact that
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This is the first scene in the book where Gatsby actually acts like a “normal person” and shows his emotions. “There was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding. He literally glowed; without a word or gesture or exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room” (Fitzgerald 89) When Daisy kills Myrtle by running her over, Gatsby never even thinks twice, he automatically accepts blame and responsibility motivated by his love and his

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