The Great Gatsby Impulsiveness Analysis

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Knock knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad it’s Gatsby! In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby can be expressed by the color orange. The color orange refers to him as being impulsive and a leading competitor. With that bright twinkle in Gatsby's eyes, his optimism will shine through it all. Some might classify impulsiveness as a disease. However, to Gatsby it’s a matter of life and love principles. Gatsby is trying to convince Daisy to leave Tom, her husband, and live the rest of their days together. He says,” just tell him the truth-that you never loved him…”(Fitzgerald 132). Gatsby is now relying on Daisy that she will reject Tom’s love and ultimately end up with him. Another aspect of his impulsiveness is Gatsby's willingness to do anything in life to please Daisy. He will be very hypercritical to make sure there are no faults when it comes to pleasing Daisy. He asks Daisy, “Do you like it?”(Fitzgerald 90). Gatsby always wants to gain Daisy’s approval; moreover, influencing Daisy with all the…show more content…
Being a competitor, Gatsby needs to win Daisy over so she doesn’t choose to stay with Tom. When Gatsby said,”I don’t trust him,old sport”(Fitzgerald 144). Gatsby infers to Nick that Tom will find out that it was truly Daisy, who ran over Myrtle, Tom’s mistress over, and want to harm Daisy. If that happens, Gatsby will be there to protect her, and it also gives him a reason to fight with Tom. Furthermore, Gatsby does all the things for Daisy in order to compete against Tom and his “old world” wealth. When Gatsby revealed to Tom,” She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone except me” (Fitzgerald 130). The truth to Tom about Gatsby and Daisy's intentions revealed what she thought in her heart. Tom now knew that she longed to be with Gatsby in the
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