The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald focuses on the lifestyle of a group of people who will do anything to accomplish their goals. The characters go through different changes that come to affect their life decisions and will cause them to lie, sacrifice and feel lonely in their lives. They live the American dream and have power but chase a dream that would affect and change their lifestyles. They judge and discriminate against one another not knowing they have a certain symbol in common in their lives. Their desire to accomplish their goals became a type of new life to the characters.
Deceit became a very important concept throughout the novel especially in Jay Gatsby’s life. His whole life became filled with lies. He lied about how he got his wealth and about his personal life. Gatsby put up a façade for every single person who thought of him as a business man when actually he became wealthy by selling bootleg liquor. Jay had come up this lie that his parents were wealthy and after their death all the money became Gatsby’s their only son. “I am the son of some wealthy people in the middle- west all dead now “(Fitzgerald 69). Gatsby lying about his past became a piece to the puzzle for his future plans. Life for Gatsby became focused on deceit and facades to continue having the comforts of his present life and the plans for his future.
Behind every sweet innocent face there are lies that come along with the perfect looks. Daisy Buchanan seemed to like the perfect wife, but her beauty disguised the secrets. Mrs. Buchanan had a secret life that she would hide from her one and only husband. Faithfulness did not come along with her marriage, she cheated on her husband and did not even care if he ever found she would act so thou...

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...ted how much Gatsby had accomplished for her the love of his life. “I called up Daisy half an hour after we found him, called her instinctively and without hesitation. But she and Tom had gone away early that afternoon, and taken baggage with them ‘Left no address?’ ‘No.’ ‘Say when they’d be back?’ ‘No.’ ‘Any idea where they are? How I could reach them?’ ‘I don’t know. Can’t say’” (Fitzgerald 172). Daisy did not even make a call to ask about Gatsby she only cared about her life and not the harm she had caused. Daisy’s carelessness ended up causing a death of the person who loved her more than anything in the world.
The Great Gatsby displayed the accomplishments of the characters and battles they had to go through to make their goals into reality. F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrated excellent examples of life changes that impacted the lives of the characters forever.
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