Great Gatsby American Dream Character Analysis

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In the Great Gatsby, the book is mostly about money and love. It’s about how love and money can make you do foolish acts. Gatsby’s American Dream is to repeat the past and reunite back with Daisy. He often uses his parties and wealth to impress others. So, how does love and money act as a motivator in the book? What makes the characters in the book motivated? When Gatsby was about to reunite with Daisy, he sent a gardener and a florist to Nick’s house. Gatsby felt like when they met each other again, she would be disappointed to see him, so he wanted to impress her by surprising her with flowers and a nice house. When Gatsby and Daisy first met, “he was a penniless young man” going to the war. It wasn’t his money that interested her, it was his charm. This time he wanted to impress her with money, because he knows that Daisy is wealthy. It was obvious that Gatsby was stressed out about how he was going to approach Daisy in this quote “An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath his eyes.”. He most likely stayed up late the night before, visioning about what was going to happen the next day. Gatsby’s obsession of Daisy causes him to stress over his next move. In Chapter 7, Gatsby was willing to take the blame for Daisy killing Mrytle. Gatsby did it because he didn’t want Daisy to get into any trouble with the police or Tom.
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