The Failure of the Great Gatsby

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The Failure of the Great Gatsby *No Works Cited According to American Heritage Dictionary, the definition of great is: great (grEt) adj. 1. Remarkable or outstanding in magnitude, degree, or extent. 2. Of outstanding significance or importance. 3. Chief or principal. 4. Superior in quality or character; noble. 5. Powerful; influential. 6. Eminent; distinguished. 7. Grand; aristocratic. 8.Enthusiastic.. Many people have achieved some sort of greatness in today¹s society. To be associated with the adjective great is a tremendous compliment. The word defines people or things that are ³remarkable or better than others². Jay Gatsby, the main character, in the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a remarkable person and certainly signifies the title. Jay is a magnanimous and an excellent person because he is more respectable and nicer than many other people of this time. This greatness was not just given to Jay. He becomes great through a series of systematic steps and carefully placed ideas. One major achievement to his magnificentness is his ability to recreate his long lost relationship with Daisy. After not being in touch with her through the years, Gatsby has been able to locate Daisy; this achievement is no easy task. This major, yet small task is only a step to Jay¹s special ability to build up his social and financial status. After Jay finds Daisy he knows that he must achieve a great amount of wealth just to see Daisy. He builds up what one would call a sort of empire, making money and saving it, through a strenuous daily routine. He has been abiding by this ³schedule² ever since he was a little boy. He followed these steps to become great. His dad reveals the schedule to Nick: On the last fly-leaf was printed the word SCHEDULE,.... Rise from bed..............................................6.00 A.M. Dumbbell exercises and wall scaling.....6.15-6.30 ³ Study electricity, etc. .................................7.15-8.15 ³ Work............................................................. 8.30-4.30 P.M. Baseball and sports....................................4.30-5.00 ³ Practice elocution, poise and how to attain it...............................................5.00-6.00 ³
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