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Theodore Roethek once wrote In a dark time the eye begins to see This means that in times of great trials and tribulations when all seems lost an inner sense of motivation kicks in You get a new sense of direction and something is keeping you guided F Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby illustrates this quote perfectly In this novel the characters the conflicts and everything in between are all intertwined through characterazation and symbolism Jay Gatz made something of himself from starting with nothing and in a time when he met so many new people and reunited with the love of his life there seemed to be a tremendous heat waveFrom humble beginnings a man was able to elevate himself into the upper echelons of society and take back the only thing he ever loved just to have it torn from him again this is the life of The Great Gatsby Could you imagine a wonderful rich and famous life from a poor and wretched boyhood If you could Jason Gatz would be the man Growing up he was not well off not even able to make ends meet He however had all the tools for success he was bright skilled and perhaps a little to motivated He enlisted in the army and even became a gentleman much different than a poor country boy He found a girl and fell in lovehe was almost threatening with his love he loved her perhaps a bit too much He was a terrible liar too he lied even to her to make her think he was rich and when he came back home he found out that she was gone and married Jason Gatz was a man of commitment He got a real job changed his name to the more fashionable Jay Gatsby and made millions The house he bought was coincidentally right across the Bay from Daisy his ex-love and her husband Tom Buchannon He
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