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Persuasive Essay of the novel The Great Gatsby The novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald should be a part of the English curriculum for upperclassmen of all levels because the themes of love desire and betrayal will always be relevant This novel illuminates every aspect of a great American literature by incorporating these concepts Upperclassmen can also appreciate and comprehend the intertwining themes throughout the novel which are still evident today The plot was set during the jazz era a time of affluence for a select group of people Jay Gatsby symbolized the American dream yet he pursued unattainable desires All Jay Gatsby ever wanted was to be reunited with his first love Daisy He thought by tempting her with a luxurious and rich life she would be persuaded to leave her husband Tom Buchanan and wed him Gatsby broke away from what he was destined to be a poor army boy Instead he inherited a large sum of money and built himself a large estate across the bay from his one true love Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay79 He settled himself on a huge estate in West Egg Long Island carrying on endless cocktail parties and earned himself a respectable name Gatsby and Daisy were finally reunited and happily together Gatsby became so engulfed in his mission that he did not see that she had a family and in reality could not leave them to be with him She never loved you do you hear She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me131 Gatsby felt that the object of money was what kept them apart when in reality they had grown apart Gatsby did not realize love would never be fulfilled by money Although Gatsby was fortunate with fame and wealth he never seemed to grasp the concept that you cannot
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