Similarities Between Hamlet And The Great Gatsby

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For my first blog post about “The Great Gatsby” I decided to write a character connection between the prince Hamlet and Jay Gatsby. I believe that these two characters connect because they are very similar to each other. Both Gatsby and Hamlet are meticulous planners, they are very ambitious and strive to reach their goals, and they both create personas to show to the outside world. The two men are extremely patient and can wait long periods of time for their plans to come to fruition.

They are both very good planners with long senses of time. Hamlet, after learning that Claudius killed his father in I, v, 776-777 Hamlet creates a plan to murder his uncle but does not complete his plan until many months later, like Gatsby who waited “Almost
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