The Great Gatsby Research Paper

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The meaning behind The Great Gatsby. Seneca once stated “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” This quote helps explain how Gatsby truly is great. He started off with nothing at the bottom of the social class, then building his way up to having so much money and being known by everyone. The word “great” could not describe Gatsby any better, he is able to win you over with the illusion of his fake life, his commitment to Daisy, and how his dreams are “bigger than life”. Gatsby is a very motivated character, he knows what he wants and he works hard to get it. Gatsby started off in the world as a poor boy on a farm, he met Dan Cody and worked on his boat. Dan introduced Gatsby to the rich life. When Dan died Gatsby made…show more content…
He is completely vehement for Daisy. Gatsby would do anything for Daisy, all he wants is love and his perfect lover. Gatsby sacrifices so much trying to be good enough for Daisy. First he sacrificed time and money. He had to buy a house that she would approve of because Daisy's character, who is very obstinate, would never be with someone with a lower social status,. He is willing to sacrifice his good name, since he tried to cover up the fact that Daisy killed Myrtle Wilson. Gatsby practically gives up his life for her, since George Wilson shot him because he thought Gatsby killed Myrtle, when really it was Daisy. “‘I wouldn't ask too much of her,’ I ventured ‘you can't repeat the past.’ ‘can't repeat the past?’ he cried incredulously. ‘Why, of course you can!’ He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand. ‘I'm going to fix everything just the way it was before,’he said nodding determinedly. ‘She’ll see’” (Fitzgerald 110). Gatsby was willing to give up anything for Daisy, all he wanted was her and he didn't care what it took to get her. The need for Daisy didn't stop Gatsby from living out his life the way he wanted

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