The Great Gatsby Future

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“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Chapter 9).This is a famous quote from the book The Great Gatsby written by F.Scott Fitzgerald. This quote speaks about how having expectations about the future based on the passed no matter how hard we try always brings us back to the past, and that can be dangerous as discovered in this book. Gatsby’s actions were based on the past and it resulted in a tragedy. Gatsby took the blame for Myrtles death and because of that he paid with his life. By the end of the novel we discover that Gatsby would do anything and everything not because he loved Daisy but because he loved the thought of being in love with Daisy there is a huge difference between the two. Gatsby asked for too much and…show more content…
Nick should have just not involved himself in the "politics" and lives of the people of West Egg as he was not one of them and he stood for everything they didn't, he stood for the right. But his judgement and morals were clouded by his association with this group of people. He witnessed 2 affairs occurring by both a husband and wife that were married to each other he knew this would only end in tragedy but he stuck around getting hurt in the process also. Nick enabled Gatsby and Daisy's relationship, he made it possible for them to be together, and if he didn't do that there would have been less heartbreak and death. The situation at the end was extremely complex and there wasn't much Nick could do without betraying Gatsby or Daisy. Although Nick should of exposed Daisy for killing Myrtle because it would of prevented Gatsby's death and Nick knew that it would be dangerous for Gatsby to be around while being a murder suspect. In conclusion none of the characters were justified in what they did. Wrong will always be wrong and right will be right. Done by Clarice Naidu
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