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The novel The Great Gatsby is set during the 1920s on Long Island New York In the novel by F Scott Fitzgerald Gatsby has a dream that a majority people wouldwant to live The dream is made up of things that may vary from one person to anotherbut it is still a basic dream for most people Finding someone that you truly love and thattruly loves you back is one part of the dream Being happy is another The final part ishaving wealth and being in the upper class of society This dream that is pursued by somany can endanger the future of someone because they never know what they would haveGatsbys main goal throughout the novel is to attain true love with a former loveDaisy Buchanan He knows that Daisy is married to a rich man Tom Buchanan so heuses poor judgement and assumes that becoming rich will win her back To be close toher and try to increase his chances of being with her Gatsby moves across the bay toWest Egg Island Nick Carraway the narrator and Gatsbys main friend throughout thenovel is an acquaintance of the Buchanans and helps set up a meeting between Daisy andJay Gatsby finally meets Daisy and begins to spend more time with her hoping that shewill leave her husband for him At the end of the story however Gatsby begins to realizethat his love with Daisy would not happen at all When Gatsby sees Daisys daughter herealizes the truth Her marriage is real and he cannot have her Fitzgerald expresses thisby writing afterward he kept looking at the child with surprise I Nick Carraway dontthink he had ever really believed in her existence before He also realizes that Daisylikes the status quo and likes the security of being known as Mrs Buchanan so she willWealth is the only idea in the dream that is obtained by Gatsby but it doesntbring him what he expected and desired Gatsby
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