After Gatsby returned from fighting in WWI, he met Meyer Wolfsheim, a small, Jewish man who managed to craft the 1919 World Series for fraudulent purposes and faded into oblivion. Wolfsheim employs Gatsby since he saw Gatsby’s potential to become a successful criminal. Wolfsheim is evidently part of an organized criminal group as he asserts his experience with part of his group, “The old Metropole,’ brooded Mr. Wolfsheim gloomily. ‘Filled with faces dead and gone. Filled with friends gone now forever. I can’t forget so long as I live the night they shot Rosy Rosenthal there” (Fitzgerald 70). Gatsby may be part of an organized group since he evidently has a relationship with Wolfsheim. Wolfsheim brought Gatsby as an apprentice and assist Gatsby in becoming a millionaire and joining the group of the “new rich”. Another piece of evidence to substantiate Gatsby’s criminal lifestyle is when Gatsby asserted Nick he earned the money to buy his mansion, “His eyes went over it, every arched door and square tower. ‘It took me just three yea...
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...y. Gatsby may be charismatic and suave, but when he finally faces his desire, his dream, his green light, he is unsure about his identity. After many years, Daisy’s presence crafts a dream come true for Gatsby and he is uncertain of his future plans with Daisy.
Both chapter four and five assert Jay Gatsby is part of an organized crime group, Gatsby is dishonest towards Nick, and he is evidently in love with Daisy, but he crafts an egregious first impression. Although Gatsby is not the epitome of a gentleman, he is able to finally reunite with Daisy by finagling with money he has obtained working as a criminal. With Gatsby’s dream come true, will he find out if he truly has feelings for her or is he just obsessed with the idea of Daisy? Will Gatsby’s dishonesty become a salient factor in his fall? Will we evidently find out the truth about Jay Gatsby and his past?
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