Why Is Jay Gatsby Unattainable

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The character of Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
Jay Gatsby wasn’t about to obtain his “American Dream” which was Daisy Buchanan the golden girl because he was initially a part of the lower class. However, Daisy was a part if East Egg. She has always been rich, because of that she cannot be with Gatsby. Since Gatsby was initially a part of the low class he had to work hard to get money/wealth so that he could get Daisy’s attention and to be with her. Gatsby believed that he could have Daisy if he had a lot of money and had a big house, etc. Gatsby was determined to get Daisy back because he believed if he had what Tom Buchanan had he could get Daisy back because she never loved him. Jay Gatsby is never going to be accepted by the upper class because he was once a part of the lower class. They thought that he was a bootlegger, that was the only reason why he had money. Gatsby tried so hard to get Daisy but even with all of his efforts he could never get her, he even lost his life trying to get something that he can never have. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby the character of Jay Gatsby conveys the theme that the American dream is unattainable. …show more content…

He didn’t know that it was already behind him” (180). At the end of the story Gatsby came a long way and he never got what he wanted. Gatsby tried and tried but he never seemed to get what he dedicated his whole existence to. Gatsby spent a lot of time, money, and effort to get Daisy. He had her at one point but he lost her because he wasn’t a part of her social class and because of that he could never have her. It was devastating because he could’ve had someone else but the only person he wanted. Jay Gatsby chased after the wrong thing so he eventually died. He had so much faith but there was nothing that he could have done to get her

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