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A Book Report on The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby a novel by F Scott Fitzgerald is about theAmerican Dream and the downfall of those who attempt to reach itsillusionary goals The attempt to capture the American Dream is central tomany novels This dream is different for different people but in The GreatGatsby for Jay the dream is that through wealth and power one canacquire happiness To get this happiness Jay must reach into the past andrelive an old dream and in order to do this he must have wealth and powerJay Gatsby the central figure of the story is one character wholongs for the past Surprisingly he devotes most of his adult life trying torecapture it and finally dies in its pursuit In the past Jay had a love affairwith the affluent Daisy Knowing he could not marry her because of thedifference in their social status he leaves her to amass wealth to reachher economic standards Once he acquires this wealth he moves near toDaisy Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across thebay and throws extravagant parties hoping by chance she might show upat one of them He himself does not attend his parties but watches themfrom a distance When this dream doesnt happen he asks aroundcasually if anyone knows her Soon he meets Nick Carraway a cousin ofDaisy who agrees to set up a meeting He wants to knowif youll inviteDaisy to your house some afternoon and then let him come overGatsbys personal dream symbolizes the larger American Dream where allhave the opportunity to get what they wantLater as we see in the Plaza Hotel Jay still believes that Daisy loveshim He is convinced of this as is shown when he takes the blame forMyrtles death Was Daisy driving Yesbut of course Ill say I was Healso watches and protects Daisy as she returns home How long are yougoing to wait All night if necessary Jay cannot accept that the
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