Amount Of Money In The Great Gatsby

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Imagine that George Clooney was your next door neighbor, threw extravagant parties every weekend, yet kept quietly to himself during the day; this describes the life of Jay Gatsby. While he appears to be the nation’s most mysterious, wealthy bachelor, his wealth is built on the illegal business of bootlegging. However, despite all the rumors against him, the allure of Gatsby’s character is based off of the slanted view of the narrator and the improbable way that he obtained his massive amount of wealth. The allure of Gatsby’s life becomes clear early in to F. Scotts Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. In chapter three, Nick mentions the amount of food Gatsby uses at just one of his parties, “Every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrived…show more content…
The crates of fruit confirm the colossal amount of money that Gatsby had at his disposal, money that he most likely had earned from the bootlegging trade. The business he conducted was most likely over the phone to wire money, for Gatsby was the face of the operation. He likely never participated in the running of the business, and his parties were diversions in which he and other members of the business could meet. As for the average party goers, Gatsby wants to know only one thing-if they know Daisy Buchanan. Just as others are obsessed with accomplishing the American Dream like Gatsby; Gatsby’s obsession is with Daisy Buchanan, his girlfriend of years past. Incredibly, Gatsby’s reason for accruing his millions is simply to attract one girl to one party, a literal needle in a…show more content…
The Great Gatsby is a biography of what Gatsby’s life was to the narrator, Nick Carraway. Nick is almost as mysterious as Gatsby. The reader only knows that he is from the Midwest, just like Gatsby, and because of this, he feels like he is the only one who understands Gatsby. Nick is intoxicated in many of his narrations and is extremely biased in favor of Gatsby and against Tom Buchanan. Also, in the scene of Gatsby’s death, Nick only considers his feelings and nothing
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