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Nick and Gatsbys Quest In the novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald the thematic quest for the Holy Grail is shown through the conduct of Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway Gatsbys crusade is to attain Daisy Buchanans love While Nicks quest is to discover what matters in life and to live his life accordingly Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby are on a voyage to uncover something that will better them as people but each have different means of accomplishing their quest Jay Gatsbys mission is one in which he attempts to redeem his lost love Daisy Buchanan Gatsbys parties are what he hopes will draw Daisy to him These gatherings are intended solely for the intent of reacquainting Daisy and Gatsby Gatsby even states that he does not actually enjoy the parties Therefore Gatsby understands that to prosper in his pursuit he must first meet his love anew Jay Gatsbys exclusive journey is to rejoin his lost passion and fall in love once again Gatsbys quest ultimately leads to failure because of his vile means of attaining it and his inability to grasp reality The corruption aspect came about from the idea that money has the ability of achieving love Daisy Buchanan is a nave women who only believes that the affluent can marry the rich With this fancy Gatsby began to bootleg liquor which made him a large sum of money With this Gatsby was able to live in the lifestyle Daisy desired and had another shot of wooing her Gatsbys inability to grasp reality also made his quest a disaster If Gatsby could only understand that he does not have to relive what once was he would be able to move on in his life This downfall lead to Gatsbys persistent nature which concentrated solely on the past These downfalls are really what Gatsby thought would make him better In reality which he could not comprehend they
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