Obsessive Personality In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald presents Gatsby as endearing, polite and mysterious. The narrator reveals his most unrealistic of his dreams where he tries to lure Daisy by recapturing the past. Some of Gatsby’s traits do not depict him as ‘admirable’ and ‘pure’ but instead as ‘obsessive’ and ‘dangerous’. In order to understand Gatsby’s ‘obsessive’ and ‘dangerous’ side, it is important to understand how Gatsby’s dreams interact with reality and how a few of symbolism is integrated into the text.

Firstly, F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights some characteristics of Gatsby that suggest an obsessive personality, which can be seen in Gatsby’s desire to recreate his past moments with Daisy. Gatsby was in love with Daisy and in love with the memories stuck inside his head, "It was a strange coincidence," Nick said."But it wasn 't a coincidence at all." "Why not?" "Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay." The impression of a stalker was conveyed of Gatsby, he was craving to possess Daisy even though their relationship was long past gone since she was already a married woman. However, Gatsby puts countless effort to accomplish his dream of reuniting with Daisy. The fortune he gained was established in order for Daisy to acknowledge him. Gatsby would always organize flashy parties, letting random strangers in and hoping one day Daisy would “wander” into his “over the top affairs” parties. However, Gatsby’s fortune symbolizes the increase of arranged
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