Unrealism In The Great Gatsby

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Unrealistic Love In the first chapter of “The Great Gatsby,” Fitzgerald foreshadows that “it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams” is what eradicated him in the end (Fitzgerald 6). Critics argue over what, or who, is responsible for Gatsby’s death; many say Daisy, Tom, Myrtle, or the obvious, Wilson. There are many reasons why each character in this story is responsible for the death of Jay Gatsby, but his own thoughts and his unrealistic expectations of Daisy come create the downfall of his life. Gatsby spends his whole life in West Egg trying to impress Daisy. All of his parties, fancy clothes, and even his colossal house are all to impress her. But, Daisy does not genuinely return the love, which is …show more content…
He thought wealth, acceptance from the rich, parties and prosperity would win over her heart. He only got rich and tried so hard to be rich, because he wanted to impress Daisy, due to the fact that she came from a very wealthy family. He actually made up stories, lied to Nick multiple times, and changed things around so his life would seem like the wealth had came naturally, to be in the same social spectrum as Daisy. Gatsby felt meaningless and plausibly knew he was not going to win Daisy back if he didn’t become a celebrity. He had to have more or equal wealth to her, so he gave her a “sense of security; he let her believe that he was a person from much the same strata as herself” and he believed this is what would make her fall in love again (Fitzgerald 156). He truly made himself believe he was good enough for Daisy and he was worthy enough to have her. The inclination and motivation Gatsby has to even hold the elegant, deluxe parties, have an unnecessarily enormous mansion, and fancy clothes all comes from his love for Daisy. But, if Daisy had really loved him, she would love him no matter how much money he had, or how fancy his shirts were, or how yellow his Rolls-Royce

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