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    Jay Gatsby the Magician

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    Jay Gatsby gives off the aura of magic throughout the novel from the first moment we meet him until his untimely demise at the hands of George Wilson. His life is just a web of clever lies and half-truths told to persuadable brains that keep the stories, rumors and lies alive with gossip. He hides himself behind lavish parties and changes in his identity in an attempt to fit into a world where he truly does not belong. Gatsby follows a magician’s pattern by changing his name from James Gatz to Jay

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    Analysis Of Jay Gatsby

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    Jay Gatsby wants people to see him as this mysterious wealthy man who throws awesome parties in his big gothic mansion in West Egg. Intelligent Oxford gentleman from old money, who lives this luxurious American dream of a life and successful person in general. But the key question is, is what Gatsby wants people to know him as actually who he was. The answer is no, this extravagant man was only a cover story made solely to fulfill a goal, get Daisy back. The real Jay Gatsby was a meticulous

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    Jay Gatsby

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    I chose the article about why Jay Gatsby is so great. While reading the book, this is the impression of Jay Gatsby that I developed and pictured in my head. I thought “ man this guy is great, he’s got everything going right for him.” After I had made this analysis of Jay Gatsby, I started to wonder why he was so great. people think Jay Gatsby, is so great probably because of the mysterious man he is presented as. It all starts out as Jay Gatsby’s childhood, He started life with little, as the son

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    Jay Gatsby

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    The novel, The Great Gatsby focuses on one of the focal characters, James Gatz, also known as Jay Gatsby. He grew up in North Dakota to a family of poor farm people and as he matured, eventually worked for a wealthy man named Dan Cody. As Gatsby is taken under Cody’s wing, he gains more than even he bargained for. He comes across a large sum of money, however ends up getting tricked out of ‘inheriting’ it. After these obstacles, he finds a new way to earn his money, even though it means bending the

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    Jay Gatsby

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    Jay Gatsby This book is called The Great Gatsby. The character that I chose from this book is Jay Gatsby. Jay Gatsby an extremely rich man who lives in a giant mansion. His home is located on the West Egg and is “rented for twelve or fifteen thousand a season.” (9). Jay Gatsby was born in Minnesota and had two very poor farming parents. His real name was James Gatz but his good friend Dan Cody gave him the name Jay Gatsby. Dan Cody also taught Gatsby everything about being wealthy. When Dan Cody

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    Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby

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    Jay Gatsby lives for his dreams. His dedication to making his dreams a reality, self-made fortune and social prestige, and the unquestionable love for Daisy Buchanan result in Jay Gatsby’s greatness. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, one can determine the world’s view of what greatness truly is. Jay Gatsby is not born great, nor is greatness thrust upon him, but he achieved greatness. Jay Gatsby represents the American Dream: life, loyalty, and the pursuit of happiness. Jay Gatsby

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    Jay Gatsby Selfish

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    positively.” The quote directly relates to Jay Gatsby as he didn’t care about all the wealth he had or the things he owned as long as he could surround himself with people he cared about he was happy. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby remains true to his friends, his true love and his dreams. Jay Gatsby has always made acquaintances easily, especially acquaintances that love to party and live an extravagant lifestyle; however Gatsby has been fortunate to make a few close friends

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    Jay Gatsby: The Mystery

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    Jay Gatsby, aka James Gatz is the subject of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. Through the course of the novel, this enigmatic and powerful character, defined by his preceding reputation is gradually deconstructed and revealed to be a lovesick man, a hopeless romantic. Understanding this statement affirms the actions taken by Gatsby in the course of the story. Unfortunately his actions also lead to the demise of dream and one himself. In the larger spectrum Gatsby is seen as the archetypical

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    The Traits of Jay Gatsby

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    When looking at Jay Gatsby, one sees many different personalities and ideals. There is the gracious host, the ruthless bootlegger, the hopeless romantic, and beneath it all, there is James Gatz of North Dakota. The many faces of Gatsby make a reader question whether they truly know Gatsby as a person. Many people question what exactly made Jay Gatsby so “great.” These different personas, when viewed separately, are quite unremarkable in their own ways. When you take them together, however, you

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    Jay Gatsby Personality

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    author of The Great Gatsby, portrayed Jay Gatsby as a mysterious man that played a pivotal role in the novel. Gatsby was very unique, making orange the best color to represent his personality and actions. Gatsby displays orange qualities through being charming, impulsive, and optimistic. Jay Gatsby was well-liked, respected, and popular due to his charismatic charm and extravagant parties that captured people of East and West Egg, creating a well-known reputation. When Gatsby first met Nick Carraway

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