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In the novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald Jay Gatsby is a mysterious man living in the West Egg district of Long Island Gatsby is extremely wealthy and owns a mansion with a large swimming pool a fancy car and dozens of servants Every Saturday night he throws extravagant parties which many people most of whom havent even been invited attend No one really knows anything about Gatsby except that he is rich and generous However many rumors are created about him Some say that he was a German spy during the war and some say that he killed a man As the summer progresses Nick Carraway the narrator who is also Gatsbys neighbor learns more about who Gatsby really is or rather who he isnt and reasons why he lives his life as he does Nick doesnt approve of Gatsbys lifestyle and the way he earns his money but nevertheless he sees Gatsby as superior to those who surround him Nick admires the romantic hope that motivates Gatsby to pursue his dreams Jay Gatsbys greatness is a result of his naive belief that he can make his dreams a realityIn the beginning of the novel Nick sums up Gatsbys character and the reasons why he respects himGatsby who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures then there was something gorgeous about himThis responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name if the creative temperament--it was an extraordinary gift for hope a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which is not likely I shall ever find again6Nick makes it very clear that he doesnt agree with the way Gatsby makes and uses his money Although Nick comes from a very wealthy family himself he was taught to work hard for his money Nevertheless he does find himself admiring
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