Who Is Daisy Responsible In The Great Gatsby

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Greatness is gained and kept with responsibility, it is not found in those who are just wealthy, but in those who are grateful, truthful, and noble. In the novel “The Great Gatsby” the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, displays the story of a rich man, Jay Gatsby who had it all. Gatsby was a millionaire, he owned luxurious cars, and he lived in a mansion in which he threw extravagant parties. But Gatsby was missing the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan, who he had broken up with because at the time he was poor and he felt he was too poor to give her the lifestyle she deserved. It is rumored that Gatsby got his money through bootlegging, and that is what Gatsby did to get Daisy back. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan, but Gatsby’s love towards Daisy never died. Gatsby throws parties in hope to find Daisy there, he finds ways to get closer to her and once he does, he tries to conquer her again, using his possessions as a way to impress her. Daisy doesn’t appreciate Gatsby’s riches, as she comes from a wealthy family. Daisy also doesn’t appreciate the fact that Gatsby tried to win her by becoming rich, she also comments to him that she doesn’t like his parties. Daisy’s comments affect Gatsby, causing him to stop the parties and eventually lose everything. …show more content…

In the story the usage of the word ‘great’ is ironic, the more obvious significance of what makes Gatsby ‘great’ is the fact that he is rich and powerful. But throughout the story you realize Gatsby wasn’t great after all, without all his possessions, he wasn’t recognized as for being great, instead he was forgotten. Fitzgerald uses ‘great’ in Gatsby very

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