The Great Gatsby By:Jack Frith

THEME

The Great Gatsby is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about a man named Jay Gatsby doing everything he can to try and get the love of his life back. Her name is Daisy, and Gatsby threw parties for her quite often hoping she would attend them. It is revealed that he loves only the past though and not the present her. This is evident through the characters of Gatsby and Daisy because it shows how much Gatsby cared for her... she well she didn't care to much. This reveals that Gatsby stayed the same while Daisy changed and moved on.

Gatsby is in love but won't be loved back by the women he gave his heart too.
  • "Gatsby looked at Daisy in a way every young girl wanted to be looked at." (Fitzgerald, 80)
  • "No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in a ghostly heart."(Fitzgerald, 80)
  • " They were careless people, Tom and Daisy."(Fitzgerald, 136)

Characterization

Daisy: She is Toms wife and she is Gatsby's true love. Daisy has hurt him one to many times. She is often selfish and foolish.

"Oh you want to much! She cried to Gatsby. " I love you now, isn't that enough? I can't help what has past" she began to sob helplessly." I did love once -but I loved you too" (Fitzgerald, 261)

Gatsby: Gatsby is a man who grew up poor and rose his self to wealth and "power". He knows how to respect people and shows he cares.

"He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life."(Fitzgerald, 44)

Symbol

The green light symbolizes hopes and dreams for Gatsby to get Daisy back sometime in the future

The green light was Daisy's home and he hoped to get her back one day.

"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us."(Fitzgerald, 101)

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JACK FRITH
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