Examples Of Destruction In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, demonstrates how some people put up a façade to hide who they really are in front of people. Just about every character in this novel has puts up a façade to hide who they really are from everyone else. Some characters you have to wait for the story to progress more to see that what the characters let you see is just a façade while others ,like Myrtle Wilson and Tom Buchanan, you can see right away. Various characters put up a façade; one of the best is Jay Gatsby’s. He is a rich young man and that is his façade. He uses his wealth as a barrier between him and other people, even Daisy Buchanan, the woman he loves. When he finally is reunited with Daisy Buchanan after approximately 5 years, he uses his wealth to show off to her, which is quite shallow. “‘My house looks well, doesn 't it?’ he demanded. ‘See how the whole front of it catches the light’” (Fitzgerald, 1925). Jay Gatsby had tried to show off his house to her. He even gave her a tour and showed off his valued possession, even his not valued possessions like his shirts. Jay Gatsby’s façade is one of the biggest because even his name is fake. “James Gatz that was really, or at least legally, his name. He had changed it at the age of seventeen and at the specific moment that witnessed the beginning of his career when he saw Dan Cody 's yacht drop anchor over the most insidious flat on Lake Superior” (Fitzgerald, 1925). His real name is James Gatz but he
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