Pursuing this further, Gatsby shows off his wealth to Daisy again by flaunting his expensive clothing. At this point in the story, Gatsby shows off his money in any way that he can. Daisy states to Gatsby, " 'It makes me sad because I 've never seen such – such beautiful shirts before '" (92; Ch 5). Gatsby 's shirts are part of his lifestyle, they were made to impress others. Daisy 's world is made up of wealth and flashy materials, and when she realizes that Gatsby is now connected to money, she breaks down.
Gatsby had a forbidden love named Daisy who was married, but this did not stop Gatsby from achieving what he wanted. He thrived off of his lust for her and her world of seduction that captivated him. Gatsby had a belief that he may win Daisy’s heart if he was able to possess wealth. He was “devoted to the obsessive pursuit of wealth”. In Fitzgerald’s writings, the parties thrown by Gatsby kept his sense of youthfulness as he was still prime enough to enjoy the extravagant lure of women, alcohol, and other youthful people as well.
Boys tend to be more depressed during romance and breakups. Adolescents make more risk with friends more than adults or children (Blakemore). Romeo’s friends force Romeo to sneak into the Capulet’s party to forget about Rosaline giving Romeo rejection. Since Romeo and Juliet were desperate for new love, both fall in love at first
William Shakespeare, an English poet, playwright, and actor, once said, “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them” (Shakespeare). In the book The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The narrator, Nick Carraway, a novice in the bond business becomes familiar with the wealthy yet obsolete class of West Egg. Nick meets his enigmatic neighbor, Jay Gatsby, a man of massive wealth that throws extravagant parties every Saturday night. Nick becomes familiar with Gatsby and his past relationship with Daisy Buchannan.
Wanting to gain status, Gatsby shows his wealth by throwing extravagant parties and purchasing expensive items to display. To announce himself as a man of wealth to the New York upper class, he purchases a “factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden” (5), his mansion in West Egg. It is here that he chooses to throw parties every weekend, where everyone shows up, though rarely people are actually invited. It is here that he is able to show off the true extent of his wealth to other rich folk. For example, in his library, he has a collection of “absolutely real” books, rather than “durable cardboard” (45), expected by Owl Eye, and attendant of one of Gatsby’s parties.
Nick moves to New York after recently graduating from Yale University. When he moves to New York he get’s Jay Gatsby as a neighbor. Gatsby lives an extravagant lifestyle spending money on parties. Nick, at a later point, learns that the reason Gatsby lives here he does is because he’s in love with Nick's cousin, Daisy. Nick later introduces Daisy to Gatsby.
Fitzgerald makes it apparent throughout the novel that Gatsby does everything in hopes to compete against Tom and impress Daisy. For example, Gatsby throws lavish parties every weekend with the hope that Daisy will stumble in, and then they will be reunited and return to their old ways. Additionally, when Gatsby moves to the West Egg, he purposefully purchases an extravagant mansion near the Buchanan’s mansion where he can view their emerald light on his dock. Throughout the duration of The Great Gatsby, Gatsby noticeably envies Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s husband, for seizing the life that Gatsby was not able to achieve. Gatsby longs to return to the passionate relationship they had five years prior and maybe even create a family similar to the family Daisy has with Tom.
Living the life of great wine and wild celebrations Francis dropped out of school to strictly party. Francis had the wealthy advantage which is how he learned so many skills as in archery, wrestling and horsemanship. Saint Francis was hoped to be a future cloth merchant
In the novel the Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald creates a main character that catches the attention of his readers that goes by Jay Gatsby although originally named James Gatz. He is the main character of the novel who is the namesake of the novel. Gatsby is a wealthy Bootlegger from North Dakota that moved to Long Island who pursues one thing and that is Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier to another millionaire. He is very self conscious and cares very much about his outward appearance to the public. His quest for the American dream leads him from poverty to wealth, and to the love of his life as well as his death.
No one has any idea who he is because he is watching from afar or blending in with the numerous guests at his parties. People do not realize who he is because he mixes in with the crowd and does not converse with any of the other party goers. His behavior creates a mystery about him and who he really is, which causes his guests to speculate about him and his absence at his outings. All of Gatsby’s obscure actions make the meeting between Nick and Gatsby all the more shocking, because their meeting is not some illustrious meeting between the two. It just so happens that they stumble upon each other.
The “Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel of lies and deceit, yet romance. The novel takes place during the roaring 20’s when there was a lot of partying and alcohol. Jay Gatsby was known for throwing these extravagant parties in which all community members were allowed to attend, this helps Gatsby be a mysterious person that nobody knows a lot about. When looking at Fitzgerald and Gatsby, they have some similarities shared between them that people would not usually recognize. Jay Gatsby and F. Scott Fitzgerald both share the commonality of going to war and dropping out of school.
In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Caraway, the protagonist from whose perspective the entire book is set, almost always exhibits radically negative views on other characters and their actions. One person, however, who is “exempt from [his] reaction – [is] Gatsby” (1.4). Nick almost enamors Gatsby. The reason for Nick’s exception of and affection for Gatsby lies largely in Nick himself. Set during the Roaring Twenties, the time when young millionaires were drowning in their wealth and living a careless, lavish life in a city that Nick describes as being filled with: “wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world" (4.68) Nick can’t help but have a feeling that he is “inside and outside at the same time”.