Theme Of Reality In The Great Gatsby

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Everybody has to go through life, through ups and downs and everything. While going through life routines and shortcuts start to develop and the lines between illusion and reality become blurred. But, when a new struggle comes up, which can 't be easily crossed then you might create a fake reality. Whether you yearn for the past and are remembering it to be better than it actually was or a whole different reality is what stays in the mind of many characters in the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. One of the most blatant illusion examples that is seen as reality in The Great Gatsby involves the main character actually; Mr. Gatsby himself. James Gatz or Jay Gatsby, what most people know him as is a rich man hailing from a very nonrich family in the midwest, North Dakota. He was so exasperated by the fact he was impoverished to such a point that he decided to drop out of college after just a few weeks. Gatsby told Nick in chapter 4 ¨I´ll tell you gods truth I am the son of some wealthy people in the middle west- all dead now. I was brought up in America but educated at Oxford¨(Fitzgerald 65) Thus the truth of the background of his family is a part of the false reality that Gatsby portrays. This is very related to the article my so-called instagram life where the main person of the short story had almost two different personalities, one in real life and the other on instagram. ¨Rather, he knew the caricature of me i meticulously cultivated¨ (Dollar 2017). A
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