The Great Gatsby- an Analysis of Love

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The Great Gatsby is a novel by American author Francis Scott Fitzgerald. The story takes place in 1922, during the Roaring Twenties, a time of prosperity in the United States after World War I. It is a tragic love story of lost love. James Gatz was a a rural farm boy growing up in North Dakota without connections, money, or education. His parents "...were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people...". In 1917, during his training for the infantry in World War 1, 27-year-old Gatsby meets and falls in love with 18-year-old Daisy Fay, who is everything he is not: rich and from a patrician Western family. Gatsby was impressed by what Daisy represented, old money and a life full of luxuries. To Gatsby, Daisy represents the paragon of perfection—she has the aura of charm, wealth, sophistication, grace, and aristocracy that he longed for as a child in North Dakota and that first attracted him to her. While Gatsby went off to the war, Daisy continued in her artificial life. After the war, he attends the Trinity College, Oxford. He enrolled there after returning from duty in WW1. While there, he receives a letter from Daisy, telling him she has married wealthy man, Tom Buchanan. Gatsby then decides to start a new era of his life by becoming a man of wealth. Jimmy Gatz died the moment he rowed up to Dan Cody's boat. A new man was born – Jay Gatsby. Daisy is a beautiful young woman from Louisville, Kentucky. She is Nick’s cousin and the object of Gatsby’s love. As a young debutante in Louisville, Daisy was extremely popular among the military officers stationed near her home, including Jay Gatsby. Gatsby lied about his background to Daisy, claiming to be from a wealthy family in order to convince her that he was worthy of her. Eventually, Gatsby won Daisy’s heart, and they made love before Gatsby left to fight in the war. Daisy promised to wait for Gatsby, but in 1919 she

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