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Jay Gatsby Pure Corruption Embodied The story The Great Gatsby written by F Scott Fitzgerald takes place in the 1920s It is the story of a man named Jay Gatsby who is on what he sees as a quest to recapture his former love Daisy Fay Gatsby is a poor man who feels that he can win her back if he acquires enough material wealth He sees getting Daisy back as part of finally getting his American Dream His whole life he has been chasing his American Dream of being happy He was a corrupt man who saw only corrupt means to make his dream come true Gatsby is not tricked by anyone into becoming corrupt on the contrary he willfully lets himself become corrupt all to achieve what he sees as the American Dream and finally become happy Gatsby as a young man believes that he can make his dreams come true and become great The average American believes that you can achieve anything through hard work Gatsby believes that he does not need to work hard but only use people Gatsby is born James Gatz to poor parents He always thinks that he should have been born rich and his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents 104 He wants to be rich or famous he wants to be a somebody and not the poor farm boy that he merle is He feels that he can reinvent himself into the person he thought he should be He renames himself Jay Gatsby and leaves home He feels that if other people think that he is the person he wants to be then he will really become that person He lies about where he comes from to anyone that may ask He knows from a young age how to deceive people and he does not think twice of it After young Gatsby leaves home he does not work like a man
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