Daisy's Ambition In The Great Gatsby

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The novel Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is the story of the man Jay Gatsby. Gatsby was born and raised as a farm boy with the ambitions of a war hero and wealthy businessman. Along the way he encountered a young women Daisy. Daisy was born wealthy and lives in east egg while Jay recently acquired and lives in west egg. Although they are from different worlds, Gatsby falls in love with Daisy is forever mesmerized by her class and beauty. Gatsby's ambition, wishful thinking and belief in never ending love allowed him to fight for Daisy until the end. Jay Gatsby is a hopeless romantic stuck living in the past. He lives through the memory of when him and Daisy in love. These memory’s cloud his actual emotions and ruin his judgement. Gatsby reminisces on the good…show more content…
He built himself up from a poor farm boy to a wealthy businessman. His main goal was to win Daisy back, he did this by throwing extremely lavish parties “ On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains. And on Mondays eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before” (43). Gatsby knew that Daisy was attracted to wealth so if she heard about fancy parties with servants and Rolls-Royce cars then he thought she would come back to him. In doing this Gatsby did not even flinch when it was time to write the check. He would do anything and beat anyone to win Daisy over. With this attitude he was able to cause issues between Daisy and Tom, and if it wasn’t for Daisy only loving money then Jay could have achieved his goal of winning her back. Without Gatsby’s ambition he would have never came so close to reuniting with the love of his
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