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The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald author of the modern literary classic The Great Gatsby was not what most people would call an up person He had a rather dim view of humanity in general and this was reflected in his writing and most of the characters in the book By examining these characters one can see that each one is flawed almost fatally and this causes mayhem jealousy infidelity and ultimately death Gatsby is the rich majestic protagonist of the novel While it isnt clear how he made all his money it is obvious that it was through illegal dealings in organized crime There was a reference to the 1919 World Series Thats the one where the players on the Chicago White Sox helped out organized crime by not trying their hardest when it counted It is also clear that the driving motivation for getting all this cash is so that it will appeal to Daisy Daisy was the rich girl that he fell in love with before he joined the service Unfortunately he just didnt have enough money to keep her while he was overseas When Gatsby got back she was married to someone else but that didnt dissuade him in the least Gatsbys whole efforts in this book are focused on trying to bring him and Daisy back to the point of time before he joined the army except this time he has enough money for her Gatsby says it himself on page 111 Cant repeat the past Why of course you can Judging by Gatsbys death at the end of the novel Fitzgerald didnt feel that such optimism was worthwhile Daisy is the woman Gatsby is trying to win back and coincidentally she is also Nicks second cousin Daisy doesnt have a strong will and she cracks under pressure as is shown late in the book in the hotel scene She is
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