The Great Gatsby

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“He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it; he did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in the vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.” (Fitzgerald, 180). This novel, The Great Gatsby, was written by an insightfully amorous man names F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story was, loosely, based off of his life of love, trouble, parties, and death. The Great Gatsby is a story about an observant unbiased man named Nick Carraway who helps out young proscribed love. But he fails to perceive the foreshadowed future of the two estranged couple that is Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Throughout the entire novel, all the way till the end, Gatsby never gives up on his hope to win Daisy over from Tom. Whenever Gatsby feels that he has won, something happens that brings everyone, including him, disappointment. “Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever.” (93). Jay Gatsby spent his time at night looking at green light that glimmered across the bay on East Egg. Gatsby seemed to cherish this light, almost as if it was his enchanted object that he relished everyday. The green light had meant jealously to Gatsby, but now that Daisy was at his side he saw the green light as if it was telling him to go. Gatsby had never felt so close to Daisy, even though the distance between them wasn’t so far at all. But now the green light was just another light at the end of the bay. His count of cherished items had diminished by one. “She began to sob helplessly. ‘I did love him once—but I loved you too.’” (132). Daisy Buchanan is a negligently reckless pers... ... middle of paper ... ...deranged by grief.” Love makes people do crazy things. Gatsby spent 5 years waiting to see Daisy again. When Gatsby moved to West Egg he threw many parties in hopes that Daisy would show up, but she never did. After an extensive amount of time Nick finally got Daisy over to see Gatsby again. Gatsby had spent all this time thinking about what he would do when Daisy finally arrived at his home, then when she finally did he almost backed out. He dissatisfied himself with everything that he had and thought that bringing Daisy over for tea was a mistake. He had his doubts about Daisy; he thought that he wasn’t good enough to have her and that he would dishearten her. Gatsby was stuck on a love that was all made up in his mind; a love that would only bring tears and disillusionment. Works Cited Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 1925. Print

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