However, it is my contention that Jay Gatsby is a person whose false love, materialism and egotism led him to the tragic end.
Pushing towards some ideal is how man can feel a sense of his own identity. When seeing a shade you can trace it back to the character and it will be related to them.
It fooled me. For people who consider the American dream to be their only dream, pursuing it could also be destructive. In the beginning pages of Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby", Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story gives the audience a glimpse into Gatsby's idealistic dream which is later disintegrated.
The reason he puts up these walls are for him to see daisy again. Initially, Gatsby stirs up sympathetic feelings because of his obsession with wealth. Contrary to the belief that he was a foolish lover and dishonest criminal, Jay Gatsby was an ambitious young man whose incredible drive and passion for a successful life classifies him as great.
How to cite this page Choose cite format:. In the story, there is a conflict of belief, of whether Daisy truly loved men or whether she was in love with the money.
In an attempt to impress her and rekindle their love, Gatsby accumulates wealth in mysterious ways, and many speculate that he was involved in criminal activity.