Is Jay Gatsby Crazy

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In The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the 1920s as a crazy and wild time. The parties are huge. The lights. The fireworks. The money. And the people. Everything goes wild. This is also the time during the prohibition so the alcohol is crazy and that means that people are going against the law and going into secret places in order to drink. During this crazy time, the story going into detail about a specific persons like. Jay Gatsby. A new money kind of man. Living in West Egg which is where all people who made their own money, rather than being born into it such as the people in East Egg did. With Jay Gatsby, we learn about his mysterious past as the book continues. Jay Gatsby is a character that we do not get the full story all…show more content…
With all of the parties and the rumors that go around him, it seems as though Jay Gatsby is a lonely man. He does not have anyone in his life and the big parties makes the readers think that that is what the parties are for. In order for him to not feel as lonely. The rumors about Jay gatsby contain that he has killed a person, went to war, is an Oxford man, and many more (“The Great Gatsby”). They are very far fetched and exaggerated but it just goes to show how much no one knows who Jay Gatsby is. He is all one big secret to the public eye, and no one believes any of the stories that are told about…show more content…
Jay invites Nick to one of his parties by invite, which is a very rare occurrence (Fitzgerald). Jay had one soul purpose for inviting Nick and that is to have Nick help Jay get back together with Daisy. Now, while he does have this agenda and that is mainly why they became friends, Jay does treat Nick with the utmost respect and kindness. He is very generous to Nick to show him that he is worthy and so that Nick believes that he is a good person. He also tells Nick his true story, he confides in him with every secret he has ever held in. He can be a true friend, but it is clear that he did not tell anyone else or trust anyone like he did Nick. He dies with one person in the world that truly cares for him. He loses Daisy to Tom, but Nick stays with him until the

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