Examples Of Ambiguity In The Great Gatsby

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The Notorious Gatsby In the epic novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald pieces together one of the greatest works of the 19th century. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald purposely leaves ambiguity around the main character Jay Gatsby. One is forced to decide whether or not Gatsby is a heroic army commander or a conniving bootlegger. Although there seems to be genuine evidence defending both sides of Gatsby’s life, near the end of the book one can clearly see that Gatsby is an obsessive, narcissistic hedonist. First, as the story progresses Gatsby’s problem with being obsessive becomes more apparent. The reader can see the issue develop through his words and actions. Nick’s saying that “His dream must have seemed so close that he could
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