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F Scott Fitzgerald demonstrates that real joy does not come from material objects and the deception that wealth will bring people happiness in his novel The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway the narrator tells about three characters that are not what they seem A wealthy man Jay Gatsby spends his whole life trying to find happiness in money and material things Daisy and Tom are fake and too careless to know what true reality is In the novel things may not be what they appear as shown by the illusion Gatsby lives Daisys attitude and Toms relationships Gatsby lives an illusion that his wealth will lead to satisfaction and friendship Gatsby has people all around him going to his parties yet no one truly knows him Born a poor man and son of a farmer James Gatz desires living the American dream Because of this dream he creates a false Identity Jay Gatsby So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent and to this conception he was faithful to the end104 He wastes his life trying to impress other people with material success Gatsby is the type of person to do anything to get happiness even if it is the false kind Jay Gatsby is man who will have it all and believes Daisy an image of money and happiness is a perfect fit Daisy presents a false personality to others in hopes they will believe she is happy When Nick mentions his and Daisys hometown she cries How gorgeous Lets go back Tom tomorrow You ought to see the baby 14 The way she exaggerates everything and bounces from one subject to the next exposes her phony attitude Nicks recognizes Daisy and Toms faults as he states They were careless people Tom and Daisy -- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their
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