The Great Gatsby Research Paper

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The Truth behind the Great Gatsby Gatsby got his money by doing criminal activities , that's how Gatsby got rich. Jay Gatsby was the representation of the American dream. Gatsby was a real passionate man who chased his dreams , and would stop at nothing to fulfill them. Even if it meant being a criminal. He was chasing his vision of the American dream since he was young. Fitzgerald, F. Scott, and Matthew J. Bruccoli. The Great Gatsby. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. He was chasing after Daisy since he was young also. So why was Jay Gatsby representation of the American dream? What was Gatsby raised like? How did he become the man that he grew up to be? “ If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous…show more content…
So was he? Was he the new money Tom so indiscreetly called him? “who is this Gatsby anyhow.” demanded Tom suddenly “ some bootlegger”. (Fitzgerald, 114),(The great Gatsby).Tom has already assumed that Gatsby was a bootlegger, and he already had it made up in his mind. Tom did call him new money and what he meant by new money was that he made his money by doing illegal things."I found out what your 'drug-stores' were." He turned to us and spoke rapidly. "He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That's one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn't far wrong."( Fitzgerald, 284)(The great Gatsby). When Tom had exposed Gaby infront of everyone , Gatsby was calm about it and didn't really seem to care. Gatsby did not even deny it , When Tom had told him he was a bootlegger. Well, Gatsby was the new money Tom was talking about.”Gatsby was more than a handsome facade for Meyer Wolfshiem criminal company.”(brauer, 53) I think of Gatsby as a face of a gangster, but not an actual gangster, like a facade. Tom was correct about Gatsby being new money, making his money illegally. But Gatsby did not deny it either because he was not ashamed. He was probably scared of what Daisy would think of

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