The Great Gatsby
Jay Gatsby has a list of ordinary character flaws, though Gatsby’s flaws are only revealed
through the telling of the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book's plot revolves around the history
of Jay Gatsby and his undying love for Daisy Fay. Did the downfall of Gatsby’s character leave
him to be an innocent victim, a foolish dreamer, or a guilty imposter?
The downfall of this main character was destroyed by love and money, when Gatsby and
his lavish life eventually led to his demise. The flaws of Jay Gatsby begins when he desperately
tries to turn back time with his past lover Daisy, who has committed herself to her family, which
causes Gatsby's demise and disillusionment. Jay Gatsby loved Daisy with all his heart and she
was his life. In all facts and matter, Gatsby was two characters in one; Jay Gatsby was a foolish
dreamer, because above all, being beyond foolish he defended a woman he loved the most, and
in the end, she never came to his defense. Daisy and Gatsby fell in love, she promised to wait for
him, but when a wealthy, powerful young man named Tom Buchanan asked her to marry him,
Daisy decided not to wait for Gatsby after all; she was tired of waiting for Gatsby to
regain his wealth. Daisy being so attracted to money and having grown up in a wealthy society
never intended to leave Tom to be with Gatsby. Jay believed that his money will win Daisy's
heart. However, he did not realize that Daisy had a different plan to never change her mind to
love Jay for who he really is.
Gatsby was an innocent victim, for the undying love he had for Daisy. He did all he
could do to keep Daisy in his life, he knew she was married and he couldn’t take her away from
her husband and her daughter, so he came up with a plan to invite Daisy to many parties that he
hosted just to see her face and presence. Gatsby was innocent...
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