The Great Gatsby God Quotes

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Each character from The Great Gatsby is guided by his or her own personal ethics. Not one character from the novel seems to follow Gods path. Although, they may use God’s name in vain, no one ever takes it seriously. In chapter 6, as Nick finally discovers Gatsby’s real history, he expands on Gatsby’s relationship with God, by quoting:
The Truth was that Jay Gatsby…sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God – a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that – and he must be about His Father’s Business, the service of a vast, vulgar and meretricious beauty. (98)

Gatsby himself is deeply different from the common mankind. As readers understand Gatsby’s past, they figure out how his parents were unsuccessful. …show more content…

This statement concludes that Gatsby’s creates a platonic image of himself by his love for Daisy.Gatsby’s love for Daisy is transcendent and it passes usually human limits. Gatsby does not create himself through Gods conception. Gatsby is not a “real” person – he is a person who decides to become something other than what God desires.Gatsby perceives himself as a son of God. As a son of God, Gatsby must be of his Father’s business. This business is of a ‘vast, vulgar and idealistic beauty’. In some ways, Gatsby imagines himself to be Jesus Christ. Gatsby tries to transform himself from reality to possibility. He wants to reinvent himself into something far more than possible. Gatsby’s attempt to change himself from his true self determines a weak relationship with God. Gatsby’s actions are somewhat like the Mariners, whereas the Mariner kills Gods creation, Gatsby kills his past to attain something, through wealth and fame. Fitzgerald also uses symbolisms to relate to Gatsby and Daisy’s history. Fitzgerald’s writing, “His mid would never romp again like the mind of God…Then he kissed her… At his lips touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete” (110-111) shows the rebirth of Gatsby and Daisy’s love. When Daisy kisses Gatsby, she is portrayed like a flower, where she blooms for Gatsby’s wealth and fame. In this case Gatsby becomes a religious follower for Daisy. All that he creates in life is to fulfill his dream and to attain his love.

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