Comparison Between F.Scott Fitzgerald And Jay Gatsby

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Comparison between F.Scott Fitzgerald and Jay Gatsby

After watching the biography of F.Scott Fitzgerald, I noticed there
are a lot of similarities between F.Scott Fitzgerald and the
protagonist of the novel “The Great Gatsby” – Jay Gatsby. First of
all, their romantic idealism are very much the same, they both love
the person that love so deeply. In the novel, before Gatsby and Daisy
were first separated, Gatsby was already deep in love with Daisy, we
can see this from a quote in the novel, “well, there I was, ‘way off
my ambitions, getting deeper in love every minute, and all of a sudden
I don’t care. What was the use of doing great things if I could have a
better time telling her what I was going to do?” (Chapter 8). However,
Gatsby was poor and Daisy didn’t want to marry a poor boy, so Daisy
married a rich man named Tom afterwards. This didn’t stop Gatsby’s
love towards Daisy. He waited for almost five years and during that
time, he got rich by bootlegging. So he came back and ready to win
Daisy’s love again. This showed how much Gatsby loves Daisy and
willing to do anything for her. As for the author of the novel,
F.Scott Fitzgerald, he was deeply in love with a girl he met in a
party as well. He didn’t have much money, just like Gatsby. So the
girl turned him down when he was proposing to her, she said “rich
girls don’t marry poor boys”. But Fitzgerald didn’t give up on her
because he was poor. He wrote a novel using the talent he possessed,
and the people’s reaction toward the novel was great. So he became
rich and famous like Gatsby, and now he was ready to go back to the
girl that turned him down. The girl accepted him and they got married.

Fitzgerald loved her so much and gave her all he could give. Even when
the girl was having an affair with another man, Fitzgerald still wrote
letters to her and showed how much he cares about her. From these, we
can see Gatsby and Fitzgerald are similar on romantic idealism. In
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