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The Great Gatsby a novel by F Scott Fitzgerald Has a central theme the American Dream and its tragic result of those who attempt to capture its false reality For Jay Gatsby the dream becomes real through wealth and power and he maintains that all this glory will result in happiness To get this bliss Jay chooses to use the drive of love to justify the illegal ways of reaching the American Dream Many of the 19th century Transcendentalists ideals of the American Dream focused on reaching goals by honest hard work Jay Gatsby the central figure of the story is a character whom does not follow this value He devotes the majority of his adult life trying to recapture the past and finally dies in its pursuit In this pursuit Jay had a love affair with the beautiful and enchanting Daisy Fay Knowing he could not marry her because of the difference in their social status he leaves her to accumulate his wealth to reach her standards Once he acquires this wealth he moves near to Daisy Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay 83 and throws extravagant parties hoping by chance she might show up at one of them He himself does not attend his parties but watches them from a distance When his hopes dont show true he asks around casually if anyone knows her Soon he meets Nick Carraway a cousin of Daisy who agrees to set up a meeting He wants to knowif youll invite Daisy to your house some afternoon and then let him come over 83 Gatsbys personal dream symbolizes the larger American Dream where all have the opportunity to get what they want Gatsby still believes that Daisy loves him Nick attempts to show Jay the flaw of his dream but Jay innocently replies to Nicks statement that the past cannot be relived by saying Cant repeat the pastWhy of
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