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Truly The Great Gatsby Usually the title of a book gives the reader a brief foreshadowing on the book What did Frances Scott Fitzgerald mean when he titled his book The Great Gatsby On one level Jay Gatsby seems great because of his immense wealth but on another level his greatness comes from his virtues and innocence which preceded greed and pride Gatsbys virtues were clean and honest make money to get Daisy He did not cloud his virtues with greed he just wished to impress Daisy Gatsby thinks that he can go back to a time when Daisy loved him Cant repeat the pastWhy of course you canpg116 Daisy was roughly Gatsbys green dream at the end of the bay Gatsby believed in the green light189 The green light represents the dream of Daisy five years before Gatsby really wanted the old Daisy and never realized that until much later Gatsbys everlasting devotion to Daisy shows his innocence Just as a child might buy an apple for his first crush Gatsby did everything for Daisys appeasement Gatsby held his grand parties not to show off his wealth but in hope that one day Daisy would grace one of them He bought clothes to show to her and even died for her It makes me sad because Ive never seen such--such beautiful shirts beforepg98 What made that gesture sweet was not because Gatsby displayed the beautiful shirts for Daisy but because he bought the shirts just to show Daisy His greatest deed for Daisy was taking the blame for Myrtle Wilsons death But of course Ill say I waspg150 That was the ultimate sacrifice His concern for others and selfless giving made him great It was sad how Gatsby tried to bring back his fantasy from five years past the arrogance of his purpose made him obtuse to the people around him He gave asking nothing in return and allowed the party
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