What Is Daisy's Complexity In The Great Gatsby

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald's infamous novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby plays a massive role, giving the title to the book. While Gatsby may appear to be a simple character at first, there’s evidence that he’s much more complexity in his design. Jay Gatsby isn’t just a rich guy trying to win a past lover, but very obsessive, deceiving, and unrealistic. It’s unclear of the limit to Gatsby’s monomania even after he reaches his death. It’s evident he cares for Daisy, but there’s almost no limit to what he’ll do for her. He throws extravagant parties, hoping she’ll come; he gains success and money to impress her, and he even moves across the Long Island Sound to see the green light outside her home. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic …show more content…

Gatsby is well known for his fanciful parties; he uses them to spark the interest of Daisy with hope of luring her to one, to have them reunited. Even though Gatsby is well known and the parties are for Daisy, it’s ironic she doesn’t even know who he is. When Jordan tells Nick that he must know Gatsby since they both live in West Egg, Daisy demands “ ‘Gatsby? What Gatsby?’ “ (11). This sparks the interest in not only Daisy, but Tom as well; they wonder who this rich and famous man is. The reason Gatsby is able to pull of these parties is because of his affiliation with organized crime, which is declared officially by Tom when he mentions “ ‘I found out what your ‘drug-stores’ were...(Gatsby) and Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn’t far wrong,’ “ (133). This means the only reason Gatsby is rich is because of his bootlegging, not because he’s truly rich or famous, unlike the old money Buchanans. He deceives many people, making them believe he’s some rich guy with money to spare while, in fact, he is just a bootlegger hoping to win the eye of a girl with his money. Because Gatsby is new money, if bootlegging can be considered such, is one of the reasons she doesn’t go with

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