F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby Essay

751 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 4 Pages
Many argue that Jay Gatsby is madly in love with Daisy Buchanan. While others believe he is in love with the idea of her. In the novel, there are times when the reader asks the question: is Gatsby’s love for Daisy true? Many people have this perception of what they want to be in life. They want to make their life worth it and have a name for themselves. In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, by learning Gatsby’s personality, what he stands for, and what his core values are, Gatsby is in love with the idea of Daisy. Gatsby is always concerned about his status. When he was younger he hated being poor and longed for wealth. He had the opportunity to reinvent himself and Jimmy Gatz progressed into Jay Gatsby. “I didn’t want you to think I was just some nobody” (71). Gatsby wants to build a reputation. He does not care about the persona he puts out, as long as people admire it. The true nature of Gatsby’s love for Daisy is when they have tea at Nick’s house. “My house looks well, doesn’t it? See the whole front of it catches the light” (95). Gatsby suggests a tour of his mansion after realizing that Daisy is happy to see him, hoping that she will maybe consider a second chance with him. Gatsby believes that by showing his financial power, Daisy will admire him. During the tour Gatsby shows Daisy his golden hairbrush, his beautiful decorated bedrooms, and shirt collection. He hopes that his enormous house will be enough to capture Daisy’s interest – to impress…

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