The Great Gatsby Analysis Essay

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The Irrecoverable Good Old Days: An analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, strongly demonstrates that precaution be taken for reliving the past. Gatsby’s death illustrates how delicate life is when individuals are not aware of there own present surroundings. An important idea expressed in the novel is that human’s awful tendency to use deception on ones own out of reach desires, so they can believe that there past obsession will one day be true, will perpetually lead to the utter destruction and isolation of oneself. Daisy’s love life with Gatsby in the past is brought up multiple times, revealing the obsession Gatsby has of Daisy, notably his past depiction of her through the…show more content…
As Nick arrives from dinner at Tom’s place, he see’s Mr. Gatsby stretching “out his arms towards the dark water in curious way… Involuntarily I glanced seaward – and distinguished nothing except a single green light”(25). Description of Gatsby trying to grasp the “green light” on other side of the dock conveys the idea that the “green light” represents Gatsby’s destiny to be with Daisy once again. Despite that, this symbol is just like any other, there fabricated from the very mind of a person and that they don’t inherent any true meaning. Any meaning can be given to any object, as long as it satisfies one’s belief. Gatsby believes that if he reaches the “green light” than he and Daisy will be together just like in the past. When Gatsby reaches the light, in other words Daisy’s dock, he still continues to struggle, which reveals that putting hope into an inanimate object that a long lost dream will come true is just futile. But even after this, he continues too have faith that there might still be a chance for them to get back together. By putting so much faith in past love life, it leaves him unaware of the terrible tragedy that lies ahead of
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