Loneliness In The Great Gatsby

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A man that appeared to be well-known and loved by many was truly as lonely as one can get. Jay Gatsby was rich and hosted a party every weekend, but he simply held them in hope of seeing one person. The people who attended did not know or had not even met Gatsby before, but still chose to make an appearance. You’d think because of the parties that he was the least likely to be lonely, but there simply was more to it. Many people would think of Gatsby as being a popular and sociable person, but I believe he was living a lonely life to where no one truly knew who he was. Throughout the book Gatsby is a name that people know, but no one really knows for sure who he is or what he does. In the beginning it gives a quote that hints at the loneliness in the book, "But I didn't call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone... When I looked once more for Gatsby he had…show more content…
An example is, "Gatsby begins to give parties, to which everyone is invited, in the hope Daisy will come to one of them. He discovers that Nick is a distant cousin of Tom's, and gets Nick to take him to see Daisy." Here it implies that Gatsby did indeed throw these parties and was fine with anyone making an appearance, it was all simply in hope that one girl would be there one night. This clearly shows how he was a lonely man wishing for one person to show to his party and that one person clearly didn’t show up. Another quote is the following, "Listening to Gatsby, Nick Carraway is reminded of an elusive rhythm, a fragment of lost words, something heard somewhere a long time ago." It explains that Nick felt as if he was listening to lost words when listening to Gatsby. The quote further describes how Gatsby was lost and truly alone in his life. The two sources explain of how Gatsby has more to his life and that he was alone behind his popular
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