Theme Of Hope In The Great Gatsby

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A famous physician by the name of Jim Yong Kim once said, “Hope is a moral choice.” This statement connects theme to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald because the main character, Jay Gatsby is hoping to win over the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan, but Daisy is married to another man named Tom Buchanan. Throughout the book these three play a big impact on the book’s outcome with their arguing and it all comes to an end when Jay Gatsby is shot and killed by George Wilson, a garage owner who in spite of vengeance for his wife’s death he shot Jay. Also, he is married to Tom Buchanan’s mistress, Myrtle Wilson. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbolism, objects that he uses to help the reader have a better understanding of the book as a whole. FItzgerald uses the symbols of the green light on Daisy’s dock and Dr. T.J. Eckleburg’s eyes on the billboard in the valley of ashes to develop the themes. The green light on Daisy’s dock is to Gatsby his quest of achieving Daisy’s love. This light helps represent hope because it shows hope that becomes corrupted becomes our downfall. For example, at the end of chapter seven after all of the intense arguing about who Daisy really loves and who Gatsby truly is at the Plaza hotel, Gatsby is watching over the …show more content…

Also, people shouldn’t take things for granted and know their actions will have consequences. The way F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the green light and Dr. T.J. Eckleburg’s eyes in The Great Gatsby helps the themes of hope and morality become understandable. Like Jim Yong Kim said “Hope is a moral choice,” and if individuals grow up with being taught to be hopeful, they might not be driven for success because they are just waiting around hoping on their own behalf. People need to start realizing their actions have fateable outcomes. Otherwise, all they have unfulfilled hopes and

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