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Jessica McDaniel Gatsbys Change in the Name of Love In the novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald the main character Gatsby changes in the story at the beginning there is not much known about him besides the fact that he throws parties all the time but as the reader progress through the novel Gatsby opens up and he becomes timid and unsure of himself At the beginning he seems to be a very social person and very mysterious However the real Gatsby comes out when he meets Daisy the love of his life again He becomes very nervous and insecure of himself He changes himself around and tries to act very proper and decent for Daisy because she is very superficial and desires money When Gatsby is first introduced in the novel there is not much known about him and that makes him all the more mysterious No one really knew who Gatsby was so everyone believed all the rumors that were circulating about him One of the many rumors was that he killed a man Fitzgerald p 48 It was also believed that Gatsby was an Oxford man and that he was in the American Army during World War II Fitzgerald p 54 Gatsby allows these rumors to travel around because then people will talk about him and know who he is Gatsby uses the phrase old sport Fitzgerald p52 continuously throughout the novel it becomes his catch phrase He uses this phrase because he hopes that people will see him as a wealthy sophisticated refined person Old sport is like an euphemism from the aristocratic culture Gatsby thinks that the people that use this phrase are from rich backgrounds He hopes that by using this phrase that Daisy will be impressed with him When Gatsby takes Nick out to lunch he acts very suave and cool however when he meets Daisy again after doing all of this stuff for her a
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