The Great Gatsby Analysis

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At the end of The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway reflects on his experiences and what he has come to know of Jay Gatsby. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” These words reflect and conclude the novel. It finds Nick returning to the theme of the book which is all about the significance of the past. He focuses on the human struggle to reach their goal by re-creating the past. The past should be a lesson that teaches us something and people should not try so hard to get it back. This is all represented by the green light which symbolizes the American Dream and what people yearn for. For Jay Gatsby, the thing he yearned for the most was a person, Daisy, whom he has loved for years. Yet, humans can not let

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