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Why was The Great Gatsby banned?
Gatsby is great because he lives the American dream. He doesn't necessarily achieve it, but in a materialistic way he does. His pure love for Daisy and his generosity (parties… at his house) show his difference from the crowd. His dream Daisy's reciprocal love, which he will never receive anymore, is his motivation never to give up during his penny less moments in the war. Additionally he is a great dreamer + hoping person: Until the end he never gives up, what makes him look magnanimous. The last factor of his greatness is the protection daisy experiences by Gatsby in the end of the novel, when he covers her after she killed Myrtle, which leads up to Gatsby's death.
Gatsby is killed by George Wilson because he thinks Gatsby was driving the car that killed his wife Myrtle when in fact it was Daisy. Gatsby is found in the pool by Nick Caraw…ay. This is significant as Gatsby previously mentions he has not used the pool all summer, this evokes a strong sense of pathos.
"The Great Gatsby" makes the reader think of famous magicians like "The great Houdini" and "The Great Blackstone". This suggests that the persona of Jay Gatsby is a masterful …illusion. Gatsby's talent for reinvention is what makes him "Great" ("... and he created just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent... and to this conception, he was faithful to the end."), and his ability to turn hopes and dreams into reality. (His American Dream to achieve Daisy)
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a book about a man named James Gatz. James Gatz changes his name, illegally earns his fortune, and throws extravagant parties all …to reinvent his life. In the process of making a new name for himself he meets a beautiful girl named Daisy Buchanan. They fall madly in love. But soon, as all tragic love stories go, Gatsby has to go to war and Daisy doesn't see him for 5 years. Gatsby never forgets Daisy, but Daisy marries Tom Buchanan and falls in love with him too. The rest of the story is a narrative (by Nick Carraway) of how Gatsby plans to get Daisy back and dies in the process. READ THE BOOK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION! (:
While in the swimming pool he is killed by George Wilson.
He was born on a farm in North Dakota, although Gatsby tells Nick that he is from San Francisco.
There are a lot of rumours about gatsby in the novel, some of which are listed below 1. He once "killed a man"- one female guest at one of Gatsby's parties gopes… so far as say that when you look at Gatsby when he's not looking, you'd "bet he once killed a man." 2. He was a German spy in The Great War 3. He's the nephew of a germman Kaiser 4. That Gatsby is a bootlegger. Of course, there are probably more in the novel.
Jay Gatsby can be regarded as not great as he is immoral. he is a 'bootlegger' and so therefore the reader informed that he is involved with 'dodgy dealings'. He is prepared t…o take the blame for Daisy driving the car, 'Of course ill say i was driving'. however as this can be seen as a heroic action it can also be viewed that he is prepared to lie in a legal situation. meaning he is a deceptive character. Without Nick's narration we would assume Gatsby not to be Great but the way in which Nick interprets Gatsby allows to think that he could be. He has an affair with Tom's wife Daisy, this is immoral and the wrong thing to do. Nick admits at the end of the novel, 'i never liked him from the beginning to end'. This suggests he realise at the end of the the novel how he had realised the wrong impression which Nick had got from Gatsby. One could argue that this is wrong due to the fact that Nick knew all the events before writing the novel. but he may have wanted to portray the events and his feelings of what he felt at the time of the incidents. This is of course if you believe Nick to be a reliable narrator.
he lives in the west not the east Edit: In the novel, Gatsby claims to come from the Mid West, an area of moral uprightedness in The Great Gatsby, but when pressed for spec…fics, he promptly says he is from San Franisco... Furthermore, Gatsby claims to have gone to Oxford, but it is later revealed that in attended the college for a short time after the Great War. Gatsby's past is, quite literally, an enigma wrapped in a paradox and the reader is only given a few clues as to what events have occured in Gatsby's past which have led him to the events in the novel. During the events of the novel, Gatsby lives in West Egg, an area across the bay from an area associated with New Money and gaudiness.
Gatsby manipulates almost everyone in The Great Gatsby. He is obsessed with his love for Daisy, this is his driving force throughout the book. He manipulates everyone in order… to achieve his dream. In a way he even manipulates Daisy, his idealized version of her far exceeds her actual persona, so she is forced to become the unattainable 'perfect woman' Gatsby has made her into. More obviously, however, Gatsby manipulates Nick, in order to stage his first meeting with Daisy. Gatsby succeeds in making Nick believe that they have a special connection, though inviting Nick to the party and divulging tales of his past, which are untrue, but convince Nick. (chapter 4) An interpretation of the text states that Nick is homosexual, which partly explains his 'special connection' to Gatsby. It is worth remembering that Gatsby made his fortune through illegal business, so as such, he had deceived and manipulated many people. His manipulation of the characters through the course of the novel, in comparison, are relatively tame.
He is the most identifiable character: he contains human flaw (lust, greed, desire), and he has clear antagonists. Although a protagonist does not have to have antagonist, Gat…sby has two clear struggles. His internal conflict for lust and for Daisy, and his external conflict vs. Tom. ---Mr. Writer
The rumors are he was a German spy in World War I and he is a nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm
gatsby is great .first,he is not lost,and he has a dream,even it 's a wrong dream.daisy is his dreaam,and he can do anything for her.second,he works for love ,but not for mone…y and socal position.third,he is really a good ,honest guy.
When he was young, he "abandoned" his family and went to work for a boat captain. When the old man died, Gatsby inherited the man's wealth. but then a woman took Dan Cody'…s wealth. Gatsby's money comes from bootlegging. Tom reveals it before Gatsby leaves with Daisy. He was a mob associate involved in bootlegging