What Does Greatness Mean In The Great Gatsby

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Ryan Witt
LA III / Period 8
10 December 2016
Greatness is earned and commanding of immense respect. In F Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, the protagonist, is presented with a luxurious lifestyle, unlimited fortune, and the person everyone wishes they could be, which has labeled him as “great.” In order to continue this lifestyle he cut corners to obtain, he immerses himself in fraudulent and unethical actions that are unfolded as the novel continues. Throughout Fitzgerald’s best seller, Gatsby’s deceitful actions questions his title as ‘The Great Gatsby’ through criminal activity and dishonesty. To begin, Jay Gatsby disproves his greatness through his illegal actions that has supported him to
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