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In his novel the Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald creates Gatsby as a character who becomes great He begins life as just an ordinary lower-class citizen But Gatsby has a dream of becoming wealthy After meeting Daisy he has a reason to strive to become prominent Throughout his life Gatsby gains the title of truly being great Even before Gatsby is introduced he is hinted at being out of the ordinary The first evidence of this is when Nick says Gatsby turned out all right at the end 2 Nothing was known about Gatsby at the time and Nick is already saying Gatsby was okay Theres a air of mysteriousness surrounding Gatsby Everyone knows of him but no one knows who he really is or where he comes from Even at our first glance of Gatsby hes reaching out for something only he can see There were many stories flying about Gatsby but no one knew what to really believe In on instance Jordan made the comment I think he killed a man 49 Even when Gatsby confessed about his past he didnt always tell the truth He told Nick he inherited great wealth but in reality Gatsby gained his wealth on his own Even though Gatsby lied the fact that he made himself what he was makes him even that much greater When Gatsby was still James Gatz he had a dream of leaving his life on the farm behind and become part of the upper-class Even Gatsbys father knew when he said If hed lived hed of been a great man 169 Little did his father know that Gatsby was already great Gatsby didnt always do the right thing to gain his wealth but he was always good at heart His first real break in the outside world was when he met his best friend Dan Cody Gatsby was seventeen at the time and had just left his life on the farm Cody
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