The Most Determined Person In 'The Great Gatsby'

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Today, I will be presenting a character as a candidate for an award. I’ve been studying this character ever since I first read this novel. The character I greatly admire every time I read this book. I read this novel over and over, just to study this character. My character, Jay Gatsby appears in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s historical fiction novel, The Great Gatsby. I believe, Mr. Gatsby should win the award for “The Most Determined Person.” By determined, I mean he is steadfast in achieving a goal despite difficulty or delay. Some critics will state he represents The American Dream, yet he is much more than that. Set in New York during the 1920s, the novel is told from the perspective of Nick Carraway, who is the new neighbor to Mr. Gatsby. Gatsby is introduced as a very wealthy but mysterious man. He throws grand parties every week, which attract a variety of people. Moreover, many of these people who attend his parties have no knowledge of his past or who exactly he is. Rumors circulate around him, about how he got his money. Some say he was a descendant of a wealthy family, others argue he was involved in bootlegging or gambling. As the novel progresses the narrator, ends up meeting with the great Mr. Gatsby. Their relationship slowly grows over time, and Mr. Gatsby reveals to Nick that he is in love with Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s cousin. Unfortunately there is a slight complication, Daisy is already settled down with a family and her husband Tom Buchanan, a very wealthy and
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