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The Great Gatsby Doesnt it always seem as though rich and famous people such as actors and actresses are larger-than-life and virtually impossible to touch almost as if they were a fantasy In The Great Gatsby set in two tremendously wealthy communities East Egg and West Egg F Scott Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as a Romantic larger-than-life figure by setting him apart from the common person Fitzgerald sets Gatsby in a fantasy world that based on illusion is of his own making Gatsbys possessions start to this illusion He lives in an extremely lavish mansion It is a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy with a tower on one side spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy and a marble swimming pool and more than forty acres of lawn and garden 5 It models an extravagant castle with a European style Indoors it has Marie Antoinette music-rooms and restoration salons 92 There is even a Merton College Library paneled with imported carved English oak and thousands of volumes of books 45 There is even a private beach on his property He also has his own personal hydroplane Gatsby also drives a highly imaginative circus wagon car that everybody had seen It is a rich cream color with nickel and has a three-noted horn 64 It has a monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes supper-boxes tool-boxes and terraced with a labyrinth of windshields and a green leather conservatory 64 Amidst Gatsbys possessions he develops his personal self His physical self appearance sets him apart form the other characters His smile is the type that comes across four or five times in life One of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it 48 He has a collection of tailored shirts from England They are described as shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel He has shirts with
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