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Gatsby is not as great as he seems In many ways Gatsby is great but if you look into his life he is more superficial than great In the book all the characters have different feelings about Gatsby Some of these characters feelings change when they find out the true life of Jay Gatsby The life of Gatsby is not as exciting as it seems Although he had a big house and lots of money it is the way he got his fortune that really matters Does having huge parties to try and reunite with your true love make you great Does fortune make you great Does getting money by bootlegging and being a criminal make you great Gatsbys greatness is seen in many ways including his money his house his parties his clothes and his life In the early twenties society was broken into groups they were poor groups and rich groups In the first chapter only the idea of Gatsby is brought up and not a full description To put the reader in suspense on whom Gatsby really is Gatsby is only mentioned once in the first chapter then is not mentioned again till chapter three The reader only finds out about the real Gatsby near the end of the book Throughout the book you learn about Gastsby through the other characters Roomers would fly around everywhere from person to person and the story would change as it went around Gatsby is first mentioned at Daisys house when Nick first goes to visit after moving to the West Egg Jordan Baker asks Nick if he knows anyone living at the West Egg I dont know a single You must know Gatsby Gatsby demanded Daisy What Gatsby Pg 17 Daisy was very shocked to hear the name Gatsby as though she had known it from somewhere Later in the book the reader finds out the connection between
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