F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Is Great

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"The Great Gatsby" is an outstanding piece of classic American literature. F. Scott Fitzgerald discusses the issues on-post-war society, the American dream, love, and wealth. This draws attention to the readers that question if Jay Gatsby is "Great". Despite the uselessness of his beginnings, Gatsby is great due to the intensity of his will. Although, Gatsby is a person whose false love, materialism, and egotism led him to the tragic end. It could be argued that Gatsby’s feelings for Daisy were genuine. With determination he works hard to be closer to Daisy. He settles in the house opposite of her. He throws grandiose parties, anticipating that she might appear there. In hopes to arrange a meeting with her after five years of separation. Later, Gatsby takes the blame of killing Myrtle Wilson in the car accident: “Was Daisy driving?” ‘Yes,’ he said after a moment, ‘but of course I’ll say I was.” (p.154). Although, the protagonist is more committed to the idea of Daisy, than her true self. Self-centered, Gatsby believes that …show more content…

This is how Nick describes his relationship with Gatsby in the end of the story. It could be said that their friendship was strong. Nick agreed to help Gatsby arrange a meeting with Daisy and objected against Jay’s “support” in return. The two of them had an intimate conversation about Daisy and only Nick was privileged to hear a whole story of their relationship. Furthermore, it is Nick who organizes Gatsby’s funeral when everybody is unconcerned. However, Gatsby’s wealth and hospitality which secured him a hold on many peoples’ memories was empty. His parties were crowded but “no French bob touched Gatsby’s shoulder” (p.55) Even relationship with Nick looks doubtful because we cannot be sure whether Gatsby made a friendly request asking him to arrange a meeting with Daisy, or he used Nick to get closer to Daisy. Thus, in his pursuit of material success, Gatsby didn’t develop any real friendships at

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