Who Is Gatsby? Essay

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What does love mean? The definition of love is: An intense feeling of deep affection. In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a question that crosses many readers minds’ is: Is Gatsby really in love? The main character of the novel is Jay Gatsby, and his neighbor Nick Carraway. Gatsby has a large house in West Egg and throws many parties in it to try and impress Daisy who is Nick’s cousin. The novel is revolved around Gatsby trying to win Daisy over from her husband Tom. Gatsby and Daisy spend a lot of time together and he begins to think that Daisy is changing her mind. Gatsby is helplessly in love with a woman that cannot love him back the way he desires. Gatsby is ...view middle of the document...

” (110). Gatsby believes that no matter the time and distance they spent apart, things will go back to what they were in the past. Gatsby did everything he could until he finally got Daisy’s attention. It may have seemed as though he was stalking her, but he does what he does because he is in love with her.
Also, Gatsby tries to win Daisy over with his romance. Since Gatsby is wealthy, he buys many things to woo Daisy. During the novel, Gatsby asks Jordan for a favor. Jordan explains Gatsby’s favor to Nick and says, “He wants to know,” continued Jordan, “if you’ll invite Daisy to your house some afternoon and then let him come over” (78). Gatsby shows how romantic he is by this and shows it through his money. As Nick sees the house, he says, “Your place looks like the World’s fair, I said” (81). The house is decorated just to Daisy’s liking. Also, at Nick’s house, Gatsby has placed many flowers there to impress her. Gatsby will do, or buy anything to show Daisy how romantic he is. They spend so much time together, Gatsby believes that Daisy is falling in love with him again. No matter how romantic Gatsby is, Daisy is not able to give him what he wants wants from her.
In the novel, Gatsby is very hopeful; however his hopeful intentions lead him to foolish things. Gatsby is living in the past. Gatsby believes that repeating the past is possible, but Nick does not. One of Gatsby’s foolish actions is when Nick explains, “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: “I never loved you” (109). This is foolish of Gatsby to ask of Daisy because it is too much. Sadly, Gatsby’s...

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