The Great Gatsby Analysis

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Synopsis of The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a story that took place during the 1920's in Long Island, New York. In the story, Gatsby is a mysterious man who throws lavishing parties every Saturday to flaunt his riches and wealth. However, Gatsby's intentions have attracted Nick Caraway, narrator of The Great Gatsby, to further investigate the origins of such an empire, only to discover nothing but treachery and crime. The entire story is told from Nick Caraway's perspective; it is an account of Gatsby's life and his connections with his enemies, compatriots and true love. Desire is like a double-edged sword, it has the ability to both motivate or destroy an individual if taken in the wrong way. Jay Gatsby, the main character in The Great Gatsby, is a man who worships …show more content…

man, man vs. self, man vs. nature and man vs. society. Similarly, Gatsby had an internal struggle- his identity. Throughout the story, Gatsby concealed his true identity from others and refused to acknowledge his own background. For example, Gatsby introduces himself to Nick, the narrator, as an Oxford man who owned a great deal of money solely from inheritance. In addition, Gatsby decides to show Nick an actual photo of him at Oxford University to crush the malicious rumors regarding Gatsby's true identity. This action only revealed the lack of confidence that Gatsby has due to lying and fabricating the truth. On a personal note, Gatsby's characterization is plausible in context to his inner desire. As human beings, we are alive because we have indomitable faith in life, and the notion that our dreams will become a reality in the future if we are willing to pay the price. Analogously, Gatsby's only dream is to possess Daisy. Hence, Gatsby broke the law, lied to everyone, including himself because he was

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