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Examples Of Illusions In The Great Gatsby

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People in real life have different ways of showing illusions. Gatsby has various illusions throughout The Great Gatsby, thinking everything is perfect. In The Great Gatsby, Scott Fitzgerald does an astonishing job showing Gatsby how he encounters various illusions. Gatsby thinks he lives in a perfect world just because he has a great amount of money, Gatsby was in the military and was in love with Daisy but Gatsby did not have enough money to marry her, so Daisy was impatient and married Tom instead. Illusions affect Gatsby in a negative way of being close minded, the outcome of Gatsby having illusions makes him think everything around him is perfect. An illusion is a deceptive appearance or a false idea. Gatsby is so deeply in love that he even risks his faith into Daisy that could never fulfill his dreams. After Gatsby sees Daisy again, the narrator describes Gatsby’s expression by saying “I saw the expression of bewilderment had come back into Gatsby’s face, as though a faint doubt had occurred to him as to the quality of his present happiness” (Fitzgerald 95). Gatsby’s expression shows a feeling of realization that Daisy may not be to to his expectation. For five years, Gatsby has thought that his dream reuniting with Daisy would happen soon. Now that he is with…show more content…
Illusions are created by characters to hide different aspects of their lives. The outcome of Gatsby’s illusion is miserable in a way that he thinks Daisy still loves him instead of Tom. Gatsby was the main illusionist in The Great Gatsby, he mainly thought he could change the past. Fitzgerald makes sure the audience notices these illusions of Gatsby, by describing them through feelings. Gatsby is a man of loyalty that became useless due to the power of
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