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The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald is a novel that uniquely portrays the roaring 20s The story follows the lives of several upperclass socialites living in East Egg These wealthy elitists enjoy spending time getting drunk at wild partys and celebrating US economic success Lying and cheating causes these party goers to be detach from one another and struggle with maintaing real relationships Jay Gatsby is unlike many other characters in the story he is loyal He is mysterious well spoken and a kind man whose life has revolved around finding his lost love Daisy Daisy is charming but said to have a voice full of money She is not loyal and despite her husband Tom she doesnt hold back her feelings for Gatsby Nick who is new money lives right next to Gatsby and is telling us this story from his perceptive There is a green light on Daisys house that Gatsby admires from his own house across the water That light represents the dream for Gatsby the hope to one day have Daisy back in his arms As Nick tells us Gatsby stares at the light from afar he thinkings about his hazy future the future that is forever elusive The green light symbolizes Gatsbys emotions and when this light has changed so has Gatsby In the beginning of the novel the light is brighter then ever This is because Gatsby is hopeful that Daisy will one day come to his side of the bay Gatsby puts on lavish parties that included many drunk guests in the hope that one day he will be joined by Daisy After the parties much like Gatsby Nick curiously watches the green light from his dock At this point Gatsby had still been a mystery to Nick he had gone to Gatsbys partys and still never met him One night Nick was staring out at the light and saw a shadow One that he could
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