The Main Character Of The Great Gatsby
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Introduction of myself
Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway’s Idealism
F. Scott Fitzgerald is a writer that is strongly associated with 1920’s. F. Scott Fitzgerald is often regarded as the voice of his generation. However, his insights into human behavior mean that he is always in print. Jay Gatsby is a self-made millionaire, who maintains his ideallism and is then destroyed by it.
Jay Gatsby’s friend Nick Carraway narrates The Great Gatsby. A literary device known as “unreliable narration” is someone who tells us a story, but then lies about it. But that’s not what this case is. Nick, while clearly biased in Gatsby’s favorable, gives us a clear account. While he does not pass judgment on the Buchanans’ actions, it is clear that he gives a straightforward account. Jay Gatsby, though biased in Gatsby’s favor, is still a true idealist. He sees things as they should be and not what they actually are. Gatsby’s reputation is not perfect. There is strong evidence, although it has never been proven, that he was a bootlegger. Gatsby was not corrupted despite his wealth. This is why he stands out from the Buchanans.
Gatsby fell in love with Daisy, but then lost sight of her. He found her again, married to Tom Buchanan. He realises that he never stopped loving Daisy and sets out for her return. He acts on his beliefs instead of the facts and is an example his idealism. Nick informs us that he doesn’t wish to hear any more “revelations” on the human heart. Gatsby, the only person exempted from his statement, is Gatsby. Gatsby “represented all for which my unaffected scorn.”
Carraway might have lost his job if Gatsby had not been there to support him. Nick speaks of Gatsby’s idealism this was because of his optimism It was an exceptional gift for hope, a romance readiness like I have never experienced in another person, and it is unlikely that I will ever see again. It was not the end for No–Gatsby; it was what preyed upon Gatsby’s dreams…that… closed my interest in… men.” (Fitzgerald p.
Nick’s word choice has significant implications: “What,” and “preyed” all refer to a monstrously inhuman agency. Nick uses “what” instead “who”, “preyed” instead “talked about”, and “foul dirt” instead “disappointment”.
It is important to note the disparity between Gatsby’s wealth and Tom Buchanan’s wealth; Gatsby is wealthy and a millionaire, but Tom Buchanan is much wealthier, being many times richer than Gatsby. Tom is the inheritor of his wealth. While we may think that success is achieved by working hard and succeeding well, it is not true for newer millionaires.
This society is exclusive, rare and privileged. Jay Gatsby is not allowed to live there. He misunderstands Daisy and believes she will be open to Tom leaving. He humiliates people and buys them off.
Gatsby would not be such a dreamer if he didn’t see Daisy as essentially shallow and self-centered. But he doesn’t know that Daisy’s money-grubbing and carelessness are just as evident as her husband. He sees Daisy the way she was, and the woman he wants to make her, and not her. Daisy summarizes her life philosophy when she describes her daughter. She says “… she hopes she’ll make a fool of herself. (Fitzgerald p. 17).
The most shocking moment in the book comes when Daisy, a passenger in Gatsby’s vehicle, crashes into and kills her mistress. Gatsby is a noble man who promises to tell police that he drove the car. He doesn’t get the chance. Tom Buchanan appears on the scene and informs George that it is Gatsby’s car. George tracks Gatsby and shoots the man before committing suicide.
Nick tells us Gatsby loses his life because he fails to achieve his objective. Fitzgerald is criticizing the whole society where the Buchanans live: people who have wealth that protects them from the effects of their actions. Tom leaves enough clues to George for him to locate the car and then goes about his daily business. Daisy never confesses to being guilty and she doesn’t even bother to attend Gatsbys funeral.
Gatsby’s dad and Nick are the only ones there. Failure is the failure to allow a decent person to prevail; to help careless people overcome caring people; to let kindness win over viciousness. Nick gives us the following description of the Buchanans, the vile wretches. This is what really fails: That these two self-absorbed, monstrous jackasses can destroy Gatsby while getting away with it.
The Great Gatsby is an American literary landmark. It’s an affecting, pure and lyrical recreation about another time and location. Jay Gatsby, who is determined to fulfill his dream and never loses faith, is Jay Gatsby’s greatest achievement. He is an example to be emulate, even though he failed to reach his goal.