Essay On The Great Gatsby

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There are many hidden meanings and messages that Fitzgerald wrote in The Great Gatsby. One of them seems to communicate a message about people’s failures to accomplish their dream. James Gatsby, one of the main characters in the book, has ideas for the perfect life, but is never able to achieve them. He was not the only one who could not achieve their ideal of a perfect life. Through The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald described Gatsby’s dream and how he attempts to achieve them, reasons for failing, and the message that Fitzgerald communicates through their failures. James Gatsby’s only dream was to be wealthy and to get Daisy to come back to him. Jay Gatsby was born from a poor family and had fantasies where he is rich and powerful. In order to…show more content…
It is true that Daisy had loved Gatsby once, but it was all in the past. After Gatsby left to go to war, Daisy fell in love with Tom Buchanan. The reasons why Daisy married Tom was part of her love for him and the other part is because she loves the social position she is in when she is with Tom. Gatsby failed not because he was killed, but because Daisy’s love for Tom can not be changed with material things. All of the main characters have ideas for the perfect life and none were able to achieve them. Fitzgerald is trying to convey his messages through their…show more content…
Fitzgerald is saying that not everybody who works hard are able to accomplish their dream. Fitzgerald is also saying wealth changes people for the worse. In the process of pursuing wealth, Gatsby lost himself on the way. He became involved with illegal stuff like selling alcohol and drugs. The wealth also affected Daisy’s judgement. Daisy had thought of leaving Tom because Gatsby has such beautiful “shirts.” “Suddenly with strained sound Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily...They’re such beautiful shirts…” (Fitzgerald 98). Love becomes just another aspect of the obsession that manifest in so many of the
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