The Great Gatsby Dark Side Essay

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As stated by Gam, not only that those who read Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby”, have praised the titular character’s style, and his grace, and his wealth, but, also, Jay Gatsby has a dark side that is very clear, hence the assumptions about him being great made by the readers. You see, he is always about his wealth, and also, he is always about his love for Daisy Buchanan, but, yet, his partygoers are always making assumptions that he may be a German spy from the Third Reich or the murderer of the Kaiser. And what might be more interesting about Gatsby’s dark side is about the business he did with Meyer Wolfsheim, but he never explains what trade he is actually in, not even to Nick Carraway. Also, the reunion with Gatsby, from the point of view of Daisy’s, is miserable for two explainable reasons.…show more content…
Well, the love runs very deep and never falters in him, and reunion of Gatsby and Daisy has rekindled the love, after all these countless odds that he defeated extraordinarily. But, one of the last two things about the dark side of Gatsby is the attempt to break the marriage of Daisy and her husband Tom. Yes, in the confrontational scene, Gatsby demands that Daisy admits that she never, ever loved Tom at all, but, the result was not expected by Gatsby. “I did love [Tom] once,” says Daisy, “but I loved you too.” This phrase has protected the marriage from being broken, and Gatsby has never, ever got the woman he wants. The last of the two last things about the dark side of Gatsby is the tragic death caused by George Wilson (before George commits his suicide). Yes, Gatsby should have been an immortal, or at least revered for dying for love, since he had died young. That is all about the light side AND the dark side of Gatsby. His money did not have enough virtue or acceptable regard, and his love never was the same to him anymore, and his death was indeed hopeless, though he may have been rich and (temporarily) romantically successful, and he may
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