The Great Gatsby Monologue

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen Gatsby’s house as empty as it is today. The life, joy, and excitement that were characteristics of this beloved house seem to have passed with him. Not only was Jay a wonderful neighbor, but was also a one of a kind friend. I remember the first time I came here was when I attended one of Jay’s famous parties and I could barely speak to the person sitting beside me for I would have to shout. However, now my words can get across to you with a hushed whisper. Do not be fooled by the empty seats for Jay Gatsby was a name that slipped off everyone’s tongue at one point in time. I would nonetheless, like to thank all of you that came here today as we are all gathered to remember the life of Jay Gatsby, a wonderful man always setting extremely high goals for himself yearning …show more content…

I remember Gatsby telling me a story about the difficulties he had to face in his life as he had a lot of obstacles growing up. He was a farmer who ran off from his parents at a young age. One day, he saw a yacht owned by a wealthy copper mogul and rowed out to warn him about an impending storm. This grateful man, Dan Cody took young Gatz as his personal assistant. He taught Jay everything he needed to know about becoming a gentleman. After Cody died, Gatsby joined the military and was sent to war. However, not much before, he met the love of his life, Daisy. They loved each other, but he was not wealthy enough to take care of her, though he had deliberately given Daisy a sense of security. After Gatsby returned from the war, he found that Daisy had married another man. This saddened Gatsby and he went about making a lot of money through ties with mobs as to win Daisy back. He became one of the richest men in America, hoping Daisy would come to him, but his wish never came true. Gatsby was always hopeful, he would always be hoping for the best. He taught me that money can’t buy everything since it didn’t buy him either happiness or

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