The Great Gatsby: A Romantic Hero?

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Gatsby, A Romantic Hero? In the book the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as a man willing to do anything for his one love, Daisy Buchanan. The reader, however, doesn’t know Gatsby very well yet and only knows him buy the rumors that surround him. Gatsby is said to be a man who had once killed someone, a German spy, a bootlegger, and others too. No man or woman that attend his weekly parties knows the truth about Mr. Gatsby. But the real truth surrounding Gatsby was that he was a romantic character, living in reality. He shows the reader how he came from being dirt poor to extremely rich by doing things that were illegal and frowned upon, yet he only did them for Daisy. All of the decisions that he had made, and the…show more content…
He worked so hard at convincing himself that he could recreate the past that he actually believed it could happen in his own mind. He hated his life as a kid because of the fact that he wasn’t rich. To Gatsby, the reason Daisy never married him was because he wasn’t wealthy, like Tom was. This triggered Gatsby to have a life goal. This life goal was everything he worked for, his entire life revolved around doing anything he can to become rich, and once he was rich then he would once again capture Daisy’s love for him again and they would get married back in Louisville at Daisy’s old house. This goal was everything to him, this was his life. For example, in chapter 6 Nick tried telling Gatsby that he can’t repeat the past and Gatsby responded with “Can’t repeat the past?” “Why of course you can!” “I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before” (Fitzgerald 110). He has entirely convinced himself that it is possible, in his imagination, to go back and repeat the past and change it the way that you want it to be. Gatsby did have a relationship with Daisy in the past, but it ended because he had to go to war. He is explaining to the reader that he will make everything exactly like it was when they were kids, like Daisy never even met
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