Gatsby's always wanted to become rich, but his main reason in earning his wealth was to impress his love Daisy Buchanan, whom he met before he left to fight in WW1. Joining the war, Gatsby's love for Daisy ended and she ended up marrying a rich man named Tom Buchanan. When Gatsby returned from the war he had an obsession with Daisy and would do anything to get her back on his side. In order to get back with Daisy, Gatsby thought money and lavish living was key. He bought an enormous mansion in West egg right across the bay from Daisy’s place to try and get her attention.
Gatsby is a wealthy man who lives in West Egg. He tells Nick that he is “the son of some wealthy people in the Middle West” (Fitzgerald, 65). He later states, “I was brought up in America but educated at Oxford, because all my ancestors have been educated there for many years. It is a family tradition” (Fitzgerald, 65). This is what Gatsby wants Nick to believe but, in reality, Nick tells the reader that Gatsby was a man by the name of James Gatz and he was the son of unsuccessful farmers.
The Great Gatsby is a story about a man who has revolved part of his life around trying to achieve his American dream by conforming to a woman and society 's standards. As well as The Great Gatsby, the passage Winter Dreams, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has a similar theme. A poor man loves a wealthier woman and spends his life trying to get her. To be able
Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is led to his demise by his philosophy of idealism that prevents his from accepting reality. Idealism is an outlook that can lead to joy and hope, but reality cannot be escaped forever. By creating a fantasy world filled with illusions, Gatsby is given a false sense of fulfillment that allows him to continuously pursue unattainable goals with optimism. Eventually, the daze of happiness will come to an end, and the idealist will be awakened to the heartbreaks of the real world. When this occurs, and reality plagues the fantasies, the illusions are forever shattered along with he who holds them.
Jay Gatsby wanted to make a rich man out of himself and when he did he moved to West Egg. West Egg is for the “New Rich” and it shows in Gatsby’s demeanor. Gatsby had worked and even been a criminal in order to make his fortune but nonetheless he realized the American Dream. Fitzgerald too depicts the American Dream. Fitzgerald rushed to make many novels and short stories in order to make to have his slice of fame and fortune (Willett).
The first quote is taken from an overview of the Great Gatsby written by Casie E. Hermanson. “As a seventeen year old he transformed himself from James Gatz to Jay Gatsby for whom everything is possible.”(Casie E. Hermanson). Gatsby was poor when he first met Daisy, but he would later become a self made millionaire. At 17 years old he had enough ambition to catapult himself to the upper class, just to impress daisy. He reinvented himself into a man rich enough for Daisy.
In chapter six of the great gatsby a lot of the motives, characteristics and other important attributes of the characters were revealed in the chapter. At the beginning of chapter six the reader and Nick learn that everything about Gatsby was a lie; even his name. We learn that he didn’t inherit any money, lived on a farm in North Dakota, and his real name is James Gatz. Gatsby’s motives were to become extremely rich and win the love of Daisy. He does this by lying to everyone to convince them that he is old money, putting him higher up the social ladder to get Daisy to notice him.
‘The Great Gatsby’, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is set in the time of the Jazz Age. An era of parties, alcohol and no morals. Jay Gatsby, a wealthy man who lives in West Egg, is seen flawed due to how he made money through criminality, but is still seen good by Nick Carraway, Gatsby’s new friend and neighbour because of his loyalty and dreamer personality. Tom, Daisy, Jordan and Klipspringer are all in Gatsby’s life for the advantages, but are referred to as the ‘rotten crowd’ when Gatsby dies, and their true personalities are visible. Tom and Daisy are the rotten crowd associated with Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby the novel was written by F.Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in 1925 and is based around the 1920’s and is about a mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and the love he had for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. The main idea in the text was the relationships, specially the relationship between Gatsby, Daisy and her husband Tom. This relationship formed a love triangle as Gatsby loved Daisy very much and Daisy was conflicted between her husband Tom and ex-boyfriend Gatsby. Tom and Gatsby made Daisy very confused about who she wanted to be with.
The Great Gatsby written by Scott Fitzgerald, is a fictional literary piece set in New York City and Long Island during the 1920’s. The story follows a man named Nick Carraway and his first summer in New York. Nick lives next to a man named Jay Gatsby who throws lavish parties that hold an large amount of patrons (most of whom were not invited). The novel includes “love”, betrayal, death, and money. Women in The Great Gatsby are objectified by men, seen as only having value when of use to a man, as well as the universe punishes them when they do not obey a man.