Descriptive Essay On The Great Gatsby

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Title Gatsby is a rare breed, he posses the stern entity of pride and jealousy, but is so quick and calculating that no one can quite figure Gatsby out, which causes questions about Daisy and who Gatsby really is. Daisy seems to be arbitrary and dull, but ends up being entangled with essentially the entire backbone of the story like Nick depicts “The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standards -it was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden. It was Gatsby’s mansion.(5)” The mansion seems to be inanimate yet it’s been constructing out of spite and is alive with Gatsby’s intentions…show more content…
Daisy, as well as the mansion, are both particularly boring by themselves, however, since they throw grand parties and keep secrets it leaves people wanting more strange and curios captivating Gatsby’s and New York City's attention. The house represents Gatsby’s yearning to be in the same social standing as Daisy, Daisy has been everything Gatsby wishes to be so Gatsby builds all of his inferiority into a mansion Nick speaks of this by saying “James Gatz-that was really, or at least legally, his name. He had changed it at the age of seventeen and at that specific moment that witnessed the beginning of his career- when he saw Dan Cody’s Yacht drop anchor over the most insidious flat on Lake Superior” (4.6). The vexing idea Gatsby orchestrates by wanting to be someone like Daisy, someone that society perceives to be daunting and grand even with obvious flaws are demanding. It can appear as if Gatsby’s fortune was a relentless attempt to recapture Daisy's love yet it’s actually Gatsby's way of chasing something that everyone knows Gatsby will never obtain. Obsessions over past lovers do not bear any records or past identities in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but obsessions over longing to be something one

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