The Pursuers and the Pursued in The Great Gatsby Essay

  • Theme Of Ambition In The Great Gatsby

    is under pursuit as her affection is targeted by Jay Gatsby. This is essentially the main focus and conflict of the novel, as Gatsby who spent years amassing a vast fortune, just so he would have a chance with Daisy. There are also those who are being pursued for the sake of prosperity. Tom would be a prime example as he is being pursued by Myrtle, purely for the fact that Myrtle no longer wants to live a life in a run-down auto shop, but a life of wealth and extravagance. Additionally, Myrtle is also being chased after by Tom as well, though, Myrtle is not being sought after for her affection, but simply because Tom is bored of his life with Daisy. Therefore, having an affair with Myrtle ignites a spark of enlightenment in Tom's repetitious days. Continually, aspirations such as happiness and success are also being sought after, as both George and Gatsby wanted successful lives, and to live in financial prosperity. However, these goals were ultimately for the intention of pursuing a significant other; for Myrtle and Daisy. Therefore, in the end some individuals are pursued for relationships such as love interest and friendships, while others are pursued for materialistically purposes such as…

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