Personality In F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby'

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Alyssa Tippens 21 September 2011 Whedon 5 Whedon-Final Written Exam “If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life” (p.2). Within the novel The Great Gatsby by F, Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is, if anything, a very misunderstood man. Like every person that has ever lived, he is by no means perfect. He pushes through life in an attempt to live out his dreams and create a life different from the one he was born into. Gatsby becomes corrupted as a result of his surroundings and participates in evil things. In the end, however, he is a good man with a passionate heart, merely broken down by the dark world he lives in. Throughout the novel, Gatsby was often compared to Christ. This is because the way in which he is so passionate for the subjects of his heart. Jay Gatsby is deeply in love with Daisy Buchanan throughout the story and is constantly putting her first. After the tragic accident in which Daisy killed Tom Buchanan’s mistress, Myrtle Wilson, Gatsby is willing to take the blame. “But of course…show more content…
It appears as though he will never be able to let go of his unrealistic dream. This, however, is contradicted near the end of the novel when Nick says,” I have an idea that Gatsby himself didn’t believe it would come, and perhaps he no longer cared...” (p.161). This quote refers to the period after Gatsby finally realizes that Daisy is going to stay with Tom and that his romance with her has halted for good; he asks his butler to inform him if a call from Daisy comes, but knows that it most likely will not. In addition, he has come to a resolve to not care. Gatsby understands his situation and sis able to come to terms with reality. After all that he goes through, in the end, he his able to see that his hopes and dreams will never be fully
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