Characteristics Of Jay Gatsby

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“And on Mondays eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before” (Fitzgerald.39). The novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald captures and reflects the lavishness wealthy people had and boasted of during the Roaring Twenties. The one character that is composed of all qualities seen in the era, is Jay Gatsby. Gatsby lives in West Egg, and is known for the magnificent parties thrown at his mansion,for his wealth, and for his status. Under his expensive, silky suits and bright, eye-catching smile, hides a manipulative, liar of a man. Though Gatsby may be adored for his luxury and status, people do not actually like him, as his true personality…show more content…
Jay Gatsby cannot be viewed and known as “The Great Gatsby” if his intentions towards Daisy and constant lies, bury his status of so-called greatness. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is often questioned in relation to Jay Gatsby, as he does not showcase any characteristics of being great at all. Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway, neighbor of Gatsby and also narrator of the story, are having lunch together. When Nick was asked for the opinion of Gatsby himself, Gatsby offered to give Nick a background of his life so that the stories Nick has heard does not interfere with his original thoughts. Aware of what people say about him, Gatsby started off that, “I’ll tell you in God 's truth. I am the son of some wealthy people in the Middle West- all dead now. I was brought up in America but educated at Oxford, because all my ancestors have been educated there for many years. It is a family tradition” (Fitzgerald.65). People had often assumed the likeness of what Gatsby’s background could be, yet it does not help that Gatsby switched up the facts of his background as well. Gatsby had stated it as “God’s truth”, but that was just a
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