How Does Life Influence The Great Gatsby's Life

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Past events in a person’s life sometimes have a heavy influence on their current life. A person will grasp onto certain aspects and allow them to influence them currently. The Great Gatsby, written in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is focused on Jay Gatsby and his quixotic love for Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby devotes his life into creating the dream life he had planned for Daisy and himself.
Jay Gatsby, formerly known as James Gatz, was born into the working-class on a North Dakota farm. Working on Lake Superior Gatz spots a yacht and warns him about the impending storm. The grateful owner, Dan Cody, takes Gatz in as his personal assistant. Gatz is granted the new name of Jay Gatsby. Enjoying the wealth and luxury, Gatsby fantasizes about living in the high-class and basking in the wealth and luxury himself. As Nick Carraway says, “ The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from a Platonic conception of himself...So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this this conception he was faithful to the end.” After Cody dies, he leaves
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Gatsby flaunts his wealth in every way he can. He begins by throwing luxurious parties in order to catch Daisy’s attention. He also learns that his next door neighbor, Nick Carraway, is cousins with Daisy. He has Nick invite Daisy over for tea as a way to reconnect with her. He then invites both Nick and Daisy back to his house to give Daisy a tour. Whenever they reach Gatsby’s bedroom, he brags about all the shirts he has. Daisy begins to cry when she sees them, realizing she could have married Gatsby. However, Gatsby seems to be falling in love with the idea of Daisy instead of Daisy herself. As he says himself, “Can’t repeat the past?...Well of course you can!” Fitzgerald displays that Gatsby’s past will only lead to

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