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The Great Gatsby besides being a great literary piece is a metaphor for a whole society the American society The party was over Fitzgerald which signifies a level of prophetic vision within the American society and its history An essential part of this American characteristic of the novel and its historicity is about the American Dream At the center of how Gatsby is a metaphor for a whole society is the relationship between Europe the already settled which caused unsatisfaction and thus led to America in which mercantilism and idealism are born and are a very important part of American History In other words in American History the human faculty of wonder is on the one hand and the power and beauty of things is on the other The book dramatizes this directly in the life of Gatsby how he changed his name and life from the already settled Europe for his dream America Gatsbys dream is the American Dream that one can acquire happiness through wealth and power Jay Gatsby had a love affair with the affluent Daisy and knowing he couldnt marry her because of the difference on their social status he leaves her in order to create wealth and reach her economic standards When he achieve this wealth Gatsby buys a house that is across the bay to Daisys house and throws immense and lavish parties with the hope that Daisy would come to one of them When he realizes this is very improbable he starts asking various people from time to time if they know her In this inquiry he meets Jordan Baker who tells him that Nick Carraway his neighbor is Daisys cousin Nick agrees to invite Daisy to his house one afternoon and then let him over Later in the Buchanans house when Gatsby is determined to watch and protect Daisy How long are you going to wait All night if necessary Fitzgerald 152 Jay shows that he
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