How Does Jay Gatsby Lie

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In order to impress Daisy and gain her attention, Gatsby created an entirely different image of himself through an exceedingly large amount of lies. The personality of Jay Gatsby was taught to him by a well known, rich man by the name of James Gatz. Who showed him the ways of taking on the roll as a well- educated and respectful gentleman, in order for him to look acceptable for the love of his life Daisy. When the truth is that in reality, Jay Gatsby was born into a family of poor, low-life farmers in North Dakota. Jay Gatsby took on the persona of James Gatz because he felt as if he deserved a lot more out of life than what his poor family could provide for him. The amount of disgust and hatred that Gatsby had for his disgraceful past made …show more content…

The short quote stated above is a flat out obvious lie as it is furthermore concluded in the novel that Gatsby did not inherit any money from his parents what so ever, but through bootlegging, an illegal process of smuggling alcohol into establishments. As the story goes on, Gatsby’s true identity gets exposed as it is announced when Nick Carraway says, “James Gatz-that was really or at least legally, his name. He has changed it at the age of seventeen. His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people.” (102 Fitzgerald). This given piece of information makes it clear that Jay Gatsby has created a series of lies in order for him to be someone he is truly not. Which places Gatsby in a network of lies, as everyone is in a constant question about who he really is. It gets to the point where people start to rumour and create lies about Gatsby themselves for example, “I don’t think it’s so much that,” argued Lucille skeptically; “it’s more that he was a German spy during the war. Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once...It’s more that he was a German spy during the war.. I’ll bet he killed a man” (35

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