Examples Of Hope In The Great Gatsby

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The Future of Hope F. Scott Fitzgerald ends The Great Gatsby with: “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…And one fine morning—“. Gatsby always had elaborate hopes and dreams for the future that would always secede farther away, but no matter what he still had hope that one day he would eventually stand and bask in the future he’d always strived for. In the story, Gatsby dreams of the day that he and Daisy will recapture what they had in the past and have it evolve into something greater. Yet no matter how long he waits, no matter what obstacles get in his way, he never loses hope, and …show more content…

His quote insinuates the fact that if one remains optimistic then hopeful they will accomplish great things. For Gatsby, that meant no matter where he was in life he always was optimistic and believed he could do better and improve upon himself. In his life he was poor, but he overcame that and became one of the richest people in New York. The seemingly endless struggle will be overshadowed by their success, or that the necessary means are nothing compared to the end result. Then for Nick this means that there is still hope, and that there will be a day that humanity will evolve into a more caring, honest, just, and less corrupt world. To Nick, the other characters are unethical, but he believes that there is a chance that they could regain their …show more content…

In the beginning, he mentioned that he doesn’t judge people, but throughout the story he witnesses nearly every derogatory aspect of human nature all within a short period of time. Daisy’s insincerity, Tom’s a hypocrisy, Jordan’s lying, Myrtle’s ungratefulness, and Gatsby’s half-truths demonstrates that each has been corrupted. Even with his flaws, Gatsby aspired him to believe that there will be a day when humanities’ flaws will be remedied. To him if Gatsby can hope to marry Daisy, as shallow as she is, then he can hope for the day humankind become more moral. Fitzgerald ends like that to show that there are undeniable falsities spreading through societies like an epidemic, but no matter what there will always be hope for

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