The Great Gatsby Essay

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THE GREAT GATSBY So far, I like Gatsby the best because I think he is a fun loving guy that also has some mystery to him. I think the author doesn't bring him out until the third chapter because he very different. He liked to throw big parties and have fun like that. I also believe that the other people in the book didn't know just exactly who he is. Like when Nick sat down at the table with him, he didn't know that was Gatsby. All he knew was that Gatsby sent his chauffeur to give him an invitation to his party. All Nick knew was that he lived by him and that he threw parties all of the time. Gatsby had kind of a different personality. He was different towards people. He was rich, so he didn't care what people thought of him. He just wanted to have fun by inviting a bunch of people over and having a huge party, where everyone gets wasted. I think he enjoyed seeing people having fun and wanted people to have even more fun. He is also very outgoing. He immediately met Nick and invited him to come up in his hydroplane. I think that is very outgoing when you don't even know the person. The 1920's were a time of parties and having fun. Reading this book gives me a lot of impressions about the book. With the way the book describes it, it sounds like everyone back then was a bunch of raging alcoholics. That is all the book talks about. "I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library." (pg. 50) They are all getting drunk, accept for Gatsby. I think he was the only one in the book that they said was not drinking. He just sat there and talked. He is kind of a...

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