Examples Of Reality In The Great Gatsby

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‘’Pleasure may come from illusion but happiness only comes from reality’’(chamfort). Illusions are things that happen on a daily basis like making inferences or first impressions when meeting someone.The Great Gatsby is a book written by Scott Fitzgerald, which is about the main character NIck Carraway is filled with illusions surrounding each character. Nick Carraway moved into a West Egg on long island to start off his new life while working on Wall Street. On Long Island there are two eggs, one is East egg, where the old money mainly lives including Nick’s cousin Daisy. and then there is West Egg where mainly new money and Nick live.Throughout the book Nick becomes closely acquainted with his mysterious neighbor Gatsby. Most of the book is about the twists and turns he goes through during his summer and with it ending off poorly. In the book The Great Gatsby a constant theme of illusion vs.reality is shown throughout the book with reality always coming out on top. …show more content…

reality is James Gatsby. Gatsby is an illusion that appears to be a reality to everyone in the book till the real Gatsby ends up seeping through the illusion known as James Gatsby. Gatsby is an illusion to people because he fooled people into believing he was another person with a different past. In the text ‘’ ‘I’ll tell you God’s Truth’ His right hand suddenly ordered divine retribution to stand by. ‘ I am the son of some wealthy people in the middle west--all dead now. I was brought up in America but educated at oxford’’(Fitzgerald 65). During this scene Gatsby paints a picture of himself to Nick about his past of him belonging to a rich family, and being educated in Oxford. Throughout the book the picture Gatsby painted for himself began to wash away as it was revealed that he did not belong to wealthy family, and didn’t attend Oxford but the exact opposite. James Gatz , Gatsby’s real name. true past began to show as Nick talked to

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