How Is Jay Gatsby Selfish

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In the novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald there are several characters. One of the main characters is Jay Gatsby. Jay Gatsby is known for his wealth and the people who attend his frivolous parties. But nobody actually knows who and what type of person Gatsby is. Jay Gatsby is a mysterious, romantic and successful man, who was once a poor boy growing up. First off Gatsby is mysterious man to many people. The reason for that is because in the novel many people had assumed that Gatsby was doing illegal activities to get the money that he has gotten. “You look at him sometimes when he thinks nobody’s looking at him. I’ll bet he killed a man once”. This quote proves that some people don’t think that Gatsby is all good and that they think he’s mysterious. For someone to say “I’ll bet he killed a man once” they wouldn’t make that assumption without having anything to back it up.…show more content…
In the novel Gatsby is heads over heels in love with Daisy Buchannan. He first fell in love with Daisy before he was sent off into the war. Since Gatsby is in love with Daisy he is in so much love with her, he’s willing to do anything to get her back. So he then goes to mess up Tom’s marriage with Daisy by saying that tom is cheating on her. Gatsby was so in love with Daisy that if he could not have her, then nobody can. “Romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person”. This quote is said By Nick who narrates the novel. This quote is clear evidence That Gatsby is in love with Daisy Buchannan who is already in another
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