Causes Of Poverty In The Great Gatsby

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In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby had one goal; Gatsby had spent his life trying to get rich and avoid poverty, which he successfully did. However, his goal was to capture the heart of one Daisy Buchanan. At one point, Daisy had been Gatsby's girlfriend. He wanted to marry her, but was sent off to war, World War I. Nick Carraway, the novel's narrator, had come to know Gatsby very well. Nick was Daisy's cousin and lived right next door to Gatsby. Throughout the novel, Nick helps Gatsby get closer to Daisy, but by the end of the book, it doesn't end well. The final line, "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past," was iconic and appropriate for several reasons. To begin, Gatsby…show more content…
One reason Daisy didn't wait for Gatsby is because her mom persuaded to wait. Her mother had said that once she married Gatsby, that her life of luxury and leisure would be over. That scared Daisy a little bit, almost rushing her feelings into someone else. When Gatsby found this out he did everything he could, even illegal things, to attain the wealth he has during the events of the novel. Once he had this, he started buying things that she'd probably like when they'd get together. Once he had that taken care of, he spent money on his parties. He threw parties almost every Saturday hoping Daisy would just wander in and then set off the chain of events that would make Gatsby a happy man…show more content…
As Nick as the narrator, we see his internal thoughts and emotions being shown on the paper. Nick reflects how Gatsby spent so much time on one goal, and Nick had spent so much time with Gatsby, and it all just seems sad at the end. Throughout the book you can see several emotions flow through Nick. When Gatsby is showing off his home for Daisy, the reader might think Nick is a little envious of Gatsby, treating his home like it's nothing, brushing it off his shoulder. At the end of the novel, Nick says that he was never a fan of Gatsby, but he definitely pitied him after the hotel event, but before Gatsby's demise. Finally, at the end of the novel we see that Nick was all that Gatsby had, besides his father. That no matter who Nick called for the funeral service, everyone said they were busy or simply said
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