The Great Gatsby's Transformation

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The Epic Transformations That Lead Up To Unpredictable Outcomes In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are two characters that share an extensive part in the story together. The narrator, Nick Carraway, and Jay Gatsby, formally known as John Gatz. Throughout the story, these two characters show their true colors and we truly find out what is under the slicked back hair and fancy suits. Although there are several other characters who grow and develop, I found that Gatsby and Carraway's personalities were the most intriguing. Nick is a very level headed level-headed and caring guy who has monstrous goals for himself but also remains reasonable within his limits. He is your average 'Mr. Goody Two Shoes' that never breaks a rule…show more content…
Gatsby was a pathological liar and was willing to cheat, and steal to get him where he wanted to be. Whether it was getting more money, throwing more parties, or building his broken relationship with Daisy, Gatsby was going to make sure that he was going to get whatever he needed to be successful or happy. These actions showed that Gatsby always had some sort of motivation behind everything he did, making him a motivational character in this novel. While Gatsby is manipulating and smart, he is extremely immature and vulnerable around Daisy. When Gatsby meets Daisy for a tea party he immediately broke down in a panicked sweat and tried to ditch the party because he was too nervous to see her and nervousness is definitely not a familiar trait for the always calm and cool Gatsby. Gatsby is usually very meticulous with his decisions and has a plan for everything, but when the idea of an affair with Daisy rises, he immediately jumps at it without thinking or caring about the consequences that may happen later. I thought this was interesting because Daisy acts as Gatsby's kryptonite, the only thing he cannot let go of and there is nothing he can buy, sell or do besides to grow up and face his…show more content…
Gatsby has a motive for every action he does and Carraway's character changes mentally in the sense that he came to the east with huge goals for himself and then wound up miserable and needing to start over completely with his life, again. I think Gatsby and Carraway's scenarios are exaggerated, similar situations for everyday people meaning that people get their hopes up for certain things and risk the chance of being disappointed and there are other people who have secret motives that no one understands and that is how Gatsby and Carraway's life situations relate to everyday
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