Examples Of Illusion In The Great Gatsby

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The well renowned Sai Baba, an Indian spiritual master, was quoted saying “A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion”. Baba’s idea that money isn’t the answer to everything, is also depicted in the novel The Great Gatsby. The novel follows Jay Gatsby throughout his life in which he falls in love with the beauty and looks of a girl named Daisy and he firmly believes he has a chance to marry her. Gatsby gives up everything to make money and pursue the love of his life, Daisy. However, Gatsby doesn't know that money is not the answer he needs in order to make his dream of being with Daisy…show more content…
Jay Gatsby changes himself to achieve a form of wealth and to try to achieve his dream of Daisy. All these characters give up some way of life in Great Gatsby the main character Gatsby gives up his real name just to sound richer to me signifies that he gave up his old life as a poor person and moved on from his past and acquired riches by bootlegging. Another example is in the article “For The Love of Money” by Sam Polk is all about how a hedge fund trader changes his life and has became obsessed with money and how it can change your life, in the article “ Cropped out of my Own Fantasy” by Sage Cruser a couple is perceived to be happy and to be the perfect couple but in reality they are the opposite of what there picture looks like, Another example is in the “My So-Called (Instagram) life which was about how this girl puts a filter on her picture just to acquire the boy she loves but in reality she's broken on the inside. Due to how easy it is to be under an illusion, more and more people struggle to get back to reality. Society and its people are under the misconception that their illusions are better than reality. However an illusion is made up so if it is not real then how can it be better than reality. Coming to terms with reality is important for an individual, if not the individual will be left to pick up the remains of what was lost due to being in an
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