Jay Gatsby, born James Gatz, was born poor to an unsuccessful farming family in the Midwest. Like most, he sets specific goals and time frames for his goals to make his dreams real. He sets into plan a course of action. Gatsby's dream is easy to see by his fierce and intense ambition. He wants wealth, and most of all, Daisy, the love of his life. Nick describes Gatsby as having "an extraordinary gift for hope", which has never been found in any other person: If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away. (p.8)
Gatsby moves to the East Coast to chase his dream. This is where he gains his wealth and climbs up the social ladder. His success comes from his faith in life, self-confidence, and the help and opportunities from Dan Cody. He is also hard working and keeps a daily schedule and general guidelines for life.
Now that Gatsby has achieved part of his dream by achieving wealth, he starts his plan to win back Daisy's love. First he buys a big expensive mansion close to Daisy's home, so he can always look at " the green light at the end of Daisy's dock" (p.90). He also buys a luxurious yellow car, yacht, fancy clothes, and stacks of books. This is to not only impress Daisy, but to show off his new found wealth and educational status. He is no longer that poor boy from the Midwest anymore and he is proud. He has many parties at his house... [continues]
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