Character Analysis Of Jay Gatsby In Prairie Home Companion, By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it” Garrison Keillor, a prominent narrator of Prairie Home Companion, expresses his belief that people 's vision to believe that something really will happen probably will not happen. Jay Gatsby, a love-struck character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, he believed that he could create a new reality for himself and the love of his life, Daisy. Throughout the novel Gatsby makes choices to try to pursue a relationship with Daisy Buchanan, although the reality is that she had moved on with her life. Through the decisions made by Gatsby, Fitzgerald illustrates his agreement that a person’s belief in reality reveals their true-identity. Gatsby pursues Daisy with hopes of having a life with her. When they first met, Gatsby was not the man that her parents would have…show more content…
Gatsby was willing to do anything for Daisy. Although it seems that things may not go as he thought they would, he is still willing to help her hoping that she would come around and want to be with him instead of Tom, but in a way, he could see the selfish side of Daisy that he never noticed before, “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams” (Fitzgerald 92). Gatsby just could not understand why after all he did to be with her, that Daisy would not choose to be with him. He had become wealthy, he had the material things that he knew she would need, and he had become friends with powerful people that he felt would impress her. Gatsby knew that Daisy felt something for him and was willing to do whatever it took to be with her, even if it meant going against her husband, “your wife doesn’t love you, she never loved you, she loves me “Fitzgerald 73). Gatsby was trying to reveal to Daisy what Tom really was and show her that with him, she would be first and that he would never do anything that would cause her

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