Past Events In The Great Gatsby

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Numerous accounts of literature display the significance of past events to the details of the present or future. Many novels show certain behaviors or actions of characters that are directly related to things that have happened in the past. This literary technique is evident in the novel The Great Gatsby, a book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. In this story, the lavish life in the 1920s is personified by a diverse group of people living in New York. The main focus of the story is a mysteriously wealthy man named Jay Gatsby. Throughout the novel, Gatsby’s actions leave the reader puzzled about his intentions and reasoning. However, with time, his intentions are made more clear upon learning about his past. Gatsby’s past plays a key role in the events of this novel. The main basis of this story is that Gatsby is in love with a married woman, Daisy Buchanan, and Gatsby goes to an ambitious extent to win her over. Gatsby’s love for Daisy begins when he meets her early in his life during the war. They were both in love with each other but Daisy could not marry Gatsby because he was too poor. Gatsby then left the war to attend Oxford and Daisy married a rich man named Tom Buchanan. After legendary actions in the war and successful business opportunities, Gatsby vowed to become vastly rich and win…show more content…
Being poor was the one thing that forbade him from marrying Daisy. After losing her to a man of wealth, Gatsby vowed to achieve substantial prosperity and live the lavish lifestyle. More importantly than his abhorrence of his own poverty was the way that he coveted the lifestyle of the wealthy. He longed to acquire a vast amount of riches and a respected reputation as a man of great wealth. Likewise, he coveted Daisy. She was the pinnacle of the lifestyle he desired and the reason he worked for it. To Gatsby, winning Daisy back would present the possibility of abolishing all shame and indignity from his destitute
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