Gatsby’s Personality Leads To His Tragic Death

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Love is something that is different for everyone. Some people are willing to go to further extents than others in order to win their true love. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, has Jay Gatsby, a man whose life is revolved around one goal: love. His goal is to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years prior to the story. Gatsby's goal takes him from living in poverty to living in wealth. It then lead him back to the arms of his lost lover, then eventually to his death. If Gatsby would have just let her go none of that would've happened. Some of it was good and some of it was bad. He has a very ongoing and persistent personality that can be questioned. The ...view middle of the document...

Moving to west egg was just part of the plan. He couldn't be a stalker because Daisy’s starts to love him again. Gatsby, Daisy, and Nick are in the music room, and Nick tells the reader, “I looked once more at them and they looked back at me, remotely, possessed by intense life” (96). If Daisy didn't love Gatsby she wouldn't be dancing with him and be possessed by intense life. Therefor Gatsby is Daisy’s lover.
Someone may ask is Gatsby a romantic or a realist? A realist is a person who tends to view or represent things as they really are. If Gatsby was a realist he would have forgotten about Daisy and went on with his life. A realist wouldn't have any hopes or dreams of winning back the love of a married women. While Gatsby was hiding in the bushes and has a talk with Nick, he tells nick about how he is waiting for a sign from Daisy for Gatsby to save her. Nick says, “he was clutching at some hope and i couldn't bear to shake him free” (148). Gatsby has dreams and hope that Daisy will run off with him and start a new life. This isnt a characteristic of a realist. These are more of the characteristics of a romantic. A romantic is inclined toward or suggestive of the feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. Everything Gatsby does is done in an attempt to get Daisy love back. He works to become wealthy so that he can be what she wants. He gets a house close to Daisy, across the bay from her, where he can even see the light on her dock. He makes a fake image that makes him famous to the people in the area. When Nick gets back to Tom’s and Daisy’s house after Myrtle's death, he sees Gatsby in the bushes and talks about what happened. Nick asks Gatsby, “Was Daisy driving?” and Gatsby says, “Yes, but of course I’ll say I was.” (143). Gatsby is even willing to take the blame for Myrtle's death, instead of identifying Daisy as the driver. Throughout the whole story he does everything he does because of his love for Daisy, this classifies him as a romantic.
Gatsby has hope for Daisy to leave Tom and come running back to Gatsby. This is foolish for him to think that he could possibly get Daisy a married women, with a...

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