The Great Gatsby Past Analysis

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Topic Throughout the story, Gatsby has difficulty accepting that the past is over and done with. Where do you find evidence of his trying to recapture the past? What does this say about him? Should people live their lives yearning for something in the past? Why or why not? Response In this world it is evident that some people tend to live in the past or wish for the past to return simply because they believe things were better back then. This is notably seen in many movies and novels as well. The novel called “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald has one of the most famous examples of this concept, portrayed in one of the main characters in novel, Gatsby. Gatsby is first seen as this mysterious man of wealth with tons of rumors contemplating how he obtained this much wealth. Later we find out how he acquired this wealth and why he did so. Gatsby wanted to get back together with Daisy. In the past their relationship didn’t work out because when they first met he was still poor. Gatsby devoted his whole life to becoming…show more content…
Gatsby gets his gardeners to cut his lawn and he bought tons of white orchids to put into Nick’s house. Gatsby dresses for the event in a "white flannel suit, silver shirt, a gold-colored tie." His clothes, like his parties, his house, and his car, are an overt reminder of his newly earned wealth. This is most prominent when Nick tells Gatsby you cannot repeat the past and Gatsby says "'Can't repeat the past?' he cried incredulously. 'Why of course you can!'" This shows that Gatsby is completely delusional and insane. He believes that he get daisy back anytime he wants. This seen even more at the end of the novel before he dies. When he spends his time first waiting under Daisy’s window and then waiting for her to call him after the car
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