Great Gatsby Analysis

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Things Past Cannot Be Recalled. How far would you go to achieve your heart’s desire? The novel The Great Gatsby, written by a famous American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, shows strange friendship of the narrator Nick Carraway and his wealthy and mysterious neighbour Jay Gatsby who is obsessed with a married woman Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s cousin. However, this novel is not only about love with its multiplicity and cobwebs. It is a fascinating life story of a man, his dream, his pursuit of the dream, and personal life failures. Once being poor and unable to marry the woman he loved, Jay Gatsby becomes rich and popular and decides to make up for lost time. He finds Daisy and meets her. Unfortunately, even though he is wealthy, he does not match her society with his education and business. Finally, Daisy chooses to stay with her husband Tom. A car accident and the following mean action by Daisy’s husband lead to Jay Gatsby’s death. My analysis is guided by one of the main ideas of the novel, the one that appeals to me: that you should live now, in the present full of dreams, and enjoy your life because if you are only focused on pursuing your dream and you finally succeed, you may be disappointed…show more content…
“There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams – not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way.” Daisy doesn’t match the image that he has about her. “No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly

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