How Does Fitzgerald Present Hope In The Great Gatsby

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As the incredible actor, John Wayne once said, “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday”. Dreams and hope inspire humans to strive for better things or accomplish a goal in life, learning from the past. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has several themes throughout the novel. Dreams and hope is one theme that can be seen throughout “The Great Gatsby” shown in plot, character, and symbol.
Throughout “The Great Gatsby”, F. Scott Fitzgerald obtains dreams and hope for the plot of the novel. Firstly, F. Scott Fitzgerald throughout the novel includes dreams and hope are obtainable in chapter 1. Suddenly, Nick the narrator expresses his hope; “Now I was to bring back all such things into my life and become again that most …show more content…

Furthermore, in the middle of the novel dreams do not seem obtainable but can be surprising in the end. While things may seem unreal, Fitzgerald makes the impossible, possible; “I remembered of course that the world’s series has been fixed in 1919 but if I had thought of it at all I would have thought of it as a thing that merely happened, the end of some inevitable chain. It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with faith of fifty million people”. (Fitzgerald 78). When he expressed emotion into his writing, Fitzgerald states that several dreams may seem impossible but can still be achieved. Lastly, Fitzgerald resembles the plot of hopes and dreams through scenery that the character’s express. Observant and enthusiastic, nick shares hope using scenery; “I love New York on summer afternoons when everyone’s away. There’s …show more content…

Scott Fitzgerald also includes dreams and hope through characters. First, Jay Gatsby is the mysterious man people want to know about yet he has a tragic past and only dreams about hope for love in the future. Through the use of symbolism, Nick Carraway describes Gatsby’s hope; “He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward- and distinguished nothing except a single green light” (Fitzgerald 25). Monotone and graceful, Fitzgerald expresses jay Gatsby’s hope for a brighter future with Daisy. Secondly, Gatsby’s dreams determine him to make everything perfect between Daisy. Suddenly, Jay Gatsby expresses his hope; “I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before, she’ll see” (Fitzgerald 117). After deep thought, Fitzgerald wanted to express the dream and hope Gatsby must obtain the “Golden girl”. Last but not least, in the resolution of the novel Gatsby out willingly tells Tom the relationship he has with Daisy and his hope. With fear, Jay Gatsby stated; “Your wife doesn’t love you, she’s never loved you. She loves me” (Fitzgerald 137). To demonstrate his determination, Jay Gatsby expresses his sincere hope to be with Daisy in front of her husband without hesitation. In conclusion, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses dreams and hope as a main theme throughout “The

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