How Are Daisy And Jay Gatsby Alike

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Maya Lin once said, “To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.” The character Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby and the novel’s author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, certainly exhibit this quote. Further, there were many similarities between Jay Gatsby and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Both Gatsby and Fitzgerald had a passionate, infatuating love for a woman, and both had an initiative to be successful.
First of all, Gatsby and Fitzgerald were similar in that both had a passionate love for a woman. At a young age, Gatsby had a conspicuous love for Daisy Buchanan. In the novel, Jordan explains, “The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young …show more content…

Although many military officers who were stationed near Daisy adored her, Daisy fell in love with Lieutenant Jay Gatsby. The novel illustrates, “His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God” (Fitzgerald 110). Obviously, Gatsby had strong feelings for Daisy too. However, Daisy married Tom Buchanan after Gatsby left for war. As Gatsby was still in love with Daisy, he wrote a romantic letter to her. Right before Daisy got married to Tom, she received a letter from Gatsby. Saddened, Daisy drank herself to relieve her suffering. Ultimately, Daisy married Tom, but Gatsby still yearned to rekindle the love. Gatsby bought a mansion in West Egg so he could see the dock of Daisy’s house. Ostensibly, Gatsby’s love for Daisy was determined. In the same way, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s affection for Zelda Sayre was persistent. According to the University of South Carolina Library, Fitzgerald was stationed near Montgomery, Alabama. While he was stationed there, he fell in love with a young woman named Zelda Sayre. The Great War ended before

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