In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the past comes up quite a bit for a few of the characters and Fitzgerald shows how the past affects each of the characters. Each character in the book has their own unique characteristics that create who they are. In this book it is explained what happened in Gatsby’s past and how he was able to become the successful person that he now. Throughout the book, Fitzgerald shows us how Gatsby keeps looking back at his past, especially when Daisy is involved she is everything to him and the biggest reason that he wants what he had in the past to come back. Successful futures cannot be justified by the unethical actions of the past.
When he took his final breath he was shot by mistake. For the person who shot him had in mind that he was the killer of his wife but it was none other than Daisy herself, but Gatsby took the blame for the death anyways and ended up dying for his love. Jay Gatsby was deeply in love with Daisy Buchanan, he went to get measures to get everything for her but in the end just to have it turn to dust. His influence on people made them question who he was, his grand master plan was his own tragic flaw, and his fall from grace was his way out of all the lies he told. He has been spared all the hate that
“I did love him once-but I loved you too” (107). This emphasises that Daisy is lost and caught in the middle and she doesn’t know what to do. She ends up hurting Gatsby and almost pushes him to his death because she was the reason he got shot by George Wilson, it was Daisy who was driving the car that killed his wife not Gatsby but Tom and Daisy decided to let Gatsby take the fall. When he dies all his so called friends couldn’t be bothered as now Gatsby doesn’t serve a purpose and can no longer do anything for them. This shows that no one really cared about Gatsby whether he was dead or
The first instance in which we see Gatsby’s allusion of himself glitch occurs momentarily before his reunion with Daisy: “Gatsby, pale as death, with his hands plunged like weights in his coat pockets, was standing in a puddle of water glaring tragically into my eyes” (86). Gatsby is nearly in total breakdown before this meeting, almost to the brink of giving up his dream and seeing the reality of the situation, but then, after meeting Daisy “the sun shone again… [and] there was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding. He literally glowed” (88-89). The washing away of his dream hadn’t been completed, and he remained the same dusty
Barbara also mentions how frequently Fitzgerald mentions eyesight and Gatsby’s vanishings. Gatsby’s mysteriousness is brought to the forefront when he suddenly vanishes from conversations, and when the owl-eyed man cannot see through Gatsby’s clever lies. Gatsby’s mysterious behaviors are as obscene as the obscene word written on his steps. Barbara claims, “the text stakes its ending on the inevitability of our forgetting everything about Gatsby that has proved troublesome about his character up to this point” (2). The ending of The Great Gatsby can only make sense by forgetting about Gatsby’s corrupt and mysterious
The nature of the written assignment is an interview with Nick Carraway, from the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald originally published in 1925. Nick is Daisy’s cousin, Tom’s friend from college also, Gatsby’s good friend. This gave him a position that enabled him to see things from everyone’s perspectives. I have chosen to write an interview to ask Nick about his thoughts on Gatsby’s death and if he could have prevented it. Also, to allow Nick explain how Gatsby was a victim of bad circumstances.
Though himself tends to be promiscuous he is angered that his wife may have been unfaithful, forcing the group to drive to New York he confronts Gatsby at the Plaza hotel lording 'old money' over Gatsby and Daisy comes to the realization that her allegiance is with Tom. Trying to prove that Gatsby cannot hurt him Tom sends Daisy home with Gatsby while Nick, Jordan and Tom rode together . Upon approaching the Valley of the Ashes they discover Myrtle Wilson, had been struck and killed at the hands of Gatsby's car. Nick later learns from Gatsby that Daisy was driving the car but Gatsby intends to shelter the blame. Upon being aware of this Tom tells Myrtle's husband, George that Gatsby was driving without regards to the fact that Gatsby could've changed his mind.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Jay Gatsby was murdered by George Wilson Husband of Myrtle. In the court of law there’s only one person who was responsible and guilty for the murder of Jay Gatsby. Although in the eyes of god there was more than one person responsible for the murder or had the ability to stop the outcome of the murder. Weather it was Tom being honest about his affair, Daisy doing the right thing and stopping during the accident or Jay Gatsby himself by taking control of the situation and doing what was good for both Daisy and himself instead of just what 's best for Daisy. Tom, Myrtle, Daisy, and Gatsby were selfish and self centered leading them to become Morally responsible for the death of Jay Gatsby.
Throughout the novel, Gatsby is regarded as a self-made gentleman who doesn’t drink at his own parties due to his morals. However in this passage, through the descriptions and reflections of Nick the reader discovers how Daisy’s love had corrupted his morals. Before coming to the East, Gatsby’s aspiration was to achieve the American Dream but in this passage we discover the fact after his love with Daisy, all he ever wanted was to win Daisy as if she was an award of excellence. He keeps trying blindly as “he did not know that is was already behind him, somewhere in that vast obscurity beyond the city”. This quote supports the claim as Gatsby is being ignorant to the truth as he is not willing comprehend the fact that he could not accomplish his only goal in life.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Chapter 9).This is a famous quote from the book The Great Gatsby written by F.Scott Fitzgerald. This quote speaks about how having expectations about the future based on the passed no matter how hard we try always brings us back to the past, and that can be dangerous as discovered in this book. Gatsby’s actions were based on the past and it resulted in a tragedy. Gatsby took the blame for Myrtles death and because of that he paid with his life. By the end of the novel we discover that Gatsby would do anything and everything not because he loved Daisy but because he loved the thought of being in love with Daisy there is a huge difference between the two.