How Does Identity Change Throughout The Great Gatsby

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I follow behind my new friend whom I met last block into the noisy freshman cafeteria. She determinedly marches to a table and doesn’t stop to speak to any of the people who great her. I am surprised that someone like her invited me to sit at their lunch table. As I walk with my salad and a smile on my face, I pass the table with my middle school friends. Their faces are welcoming and I notice a seat saved for me. However, I smile and confidently walk past them to sit at a table with my new friends. During the whole forty five minutes I didn’t dare to look back at the table with my old companions. High school was my opportunity for a fresh start. I prepared for the first day of high school as precisely as women prepare for their wedding day. I went to five mall in search of the perfect outfit, nail salon, hair salon, practiced my smile and even rehearsed the tone with which I would greet my classmates. In middle school, I was a peculiar student:…show more content…
Similarly, the characters in the The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald reinvented their identities in order to change their lives for the better. The main character, Jay Gatsby, is a wealthy, mysterious gentleman who throws extravagant parties in his mansion however his determination to succeed is rooted in his tragic background. Myrtle is bored of her plain middle class life and her affair with a rich married men is her only chance to experience the upper class lifestyle. Daisy is a money hungry wife who appears to have the perfect life however beneath the surface she sufferers of loneliness. At the end of the novel, their unsuccessful attempts at rebirth led to the death of three characters. The Great Gatsby demonstrates that sorrow originates when characters unsatisfied with their lifestyle neglect their morals in an attempt to start over in search of

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