The Great Gatsby Essay

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The book, The Great Gatsby, took place in the 1920's. This book is about getting hammered, going to parties, and having affairs. "Your wife doesn't love you."(137) Also in the twenties alcohol was illegal, so it made everyone who drank it a criminal. People got fast money by bootlegging beer. Jay Gatsby was one of them. Jay reunites with his one and only love Daisy. He is quick to find out that she is in love with him again, but is married and has a child.Daisy is very confusing to all men that know her. When Jay and Daisy first met, Jay wasn't able to measure up to Daisy's expectations and because of that she never waited for him to get back form the war. Jay filled her head with lies and when he couldn't for fill her dreams it was all over. Now the table has turned and Jay is waiting on her to meet his expectations. Jay's expectations are for her to love him as much as he loves her and that means for her to say she doesnt love Tom anymore. When Jay confronts Tom of his affair with Daisy, Jay repeatedly asks Daisy so say she doesn't love Tom anymore. "She never loved you, you hear."(137) She never says anything. Daisy gets frustrated and runs out of the room. Daisy is constantly running from things that are complex situations. She runs away from every problem and this controls her emotions. It seems if she cannot buy anything to suit the problem, she's in a dilemma. Most rich people are like that. Jay is a man that wants a full...

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