The Great Gatsby Mid-Book Response

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Huang Lin
Ms. Pesce
AP English: The Great Gatsby Mid-Book Response
Choose the claim you agree with and prove it by writing a three page response.
The great romance always exists with the true love regardless of how much obstacles people will encounter and how much contribution they will give. The great romance can facilitate human beings to overcome the gap between race, social status and cultural difference. Love will also become the significant motivation for people to pursue success and reputation, which is illuminated in the essence of American dreams. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott.Fitzergerald, the main character Gatsby epitomizes a true romantic feature for his pursuit of Daisy he has demonstrated the remarkable possibilities of the American dream.

Gatsby demonstrates his true romantic pursuit by expressing his loyalty to love for Daisy. After Daisy tells him that they haven’t met for some years, in Daisy’s surprise, Gatsby clarifies the exact time they haven’t seen each other—“Five years next November” “The automatic quality of Gatsby ‘s answer set us all back at least another minute”(56). These quotes uncover that Gatsby’s excellent memory as well as his real concentration on Daisy. Five years’ time is ephemeral, but it witnesses Gatsby’s legendary growth from a commonplace lieutenant to a notable and affluent gentleman, which is a persuasive proof of American dreams. When Gatsby is in the lower social status, he doesn’t quite match up Daisy’s pursuit for material and social hierarchy. The amorous motivation boosts Gatsby to strive for wealth and success, making him overcome the hierarchical gap to approach Daisy. Though some people might assert that Gatsby is a fool for pursuing Daisy, he understands very little about love, for he is simply in love with the idea of love. He only romanticizes Daisy and what a life with her might be like. For example, he is very showy and He tries to fascinate Daisy with his great deal of possession,...
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