The Unattainable Dream In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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More often than not the past is a tool to strive for dreams and positive reinvention as it also creates ideals that will never reach the brink of reality. F. Scott Fitzgerald's great american novel, The Great Gatsby, portrays Jay Gatsby just as that. The love Gatsby possesses for Daisy Buchanan is his ultimate unattainable dream. It is characterized as undying, pure, and relentless. However, Gatsby possesses nothing but an obsession for social and economic success, recreating the past, and the idea of loving Daisy Buchanan. This is depicted through the famous symbolism of Gatsby's crippling grasp for the green light across the bay for Daisy Buchanan. As the novel follows Nick Carraway through his journey in New York, readers become familiar with the great and lavish Jay Gatsby. Throughout The Great Gatsby it is mysterious as to how he achieves such wealth. Many…show more content…
He builds his empire on the glimmer of hope. In this case, Daisy becomes the embodiment of hope. She is all he lives for and all he wants. She becomes the truth of this relentless improvement. Everything he does is all for Daisy. This is shown perfectly on page 91 of The Great Gatsby, “He hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.” This very action reveals his true feelings towards Daisy. Yes, he loves her. However, he also symbolizes her unconsciously. He gives her the power over his mind and body. She takes over his thoughts and causes a riot in his heart and in turn, Gatsby tries to give her everything. “He [Gatsby] had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths-so that she could ‘come over’ some afternoon to a stranger’s garden.” (Fitzgerald 78). This not only shows his unabating love, but it also shows his true feelings for Daisy, an

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