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In the book The Great Gatsby Mr Gatsby himself was a romantic character that was in a world of reality He funded all of his enterprise not caring about the means to get there just in order to impress a woman with his wealth All of the relationships that he had acquired and decisions that he had made in his life were mainly just to have this woman Daisy Buchanan to be his lover In the book The Great Gatsby the character Jay Gatsby was a romantic hero in an era of realism and since he wanted to remake the world exaggerate to impress and was completely preoccupied with Daisy he was predestined to die One of the major reasons for Jay Gatsby to die in the end of the book was the fact that constantly throughout the story tried to remake the world to his will An example of this is when Gatsby first met Daisy Buchanan at Nick Carraways house for tea Luckily the clock took this moment to tilt dangerously at the pressure of his head whereupon he turned and caught it with trembling fingers and set it back in place Pg 91 Gatsby nearly breaks a clock in Nicks house showing the reality that he wants to stop time so he can experience this moment with Daisy forever Another way that Gatsby believes he can control the world for his own benefits is when he states that he believes that the past can be repeated Cant repeat the past He cried incredulously Why of course you can He looked around him wildly as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house just out of reach of his hand Pg 116 This also shows that he wants to restructure the world just as it was when he first met Daisy before he went off to war Since Gatsby constantly tries to reconstruct the world for himself he is
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