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Gatsby was great. Not so because of all his wealth, but because of his persistence in fighting for his American Dream, which witnessed his pure love towards Daisy.
Gatsby can be viewed as a tragic figure in the story. When he is first introduced, he seems to be surrounded by people and wealth. However, as the story progresses, we identify that everything in his life is fabricated. The true Gatsby, Jay Gatz, came from a humble background. When Jay Gatz fell in love with Daisy that came from a well to do family, he worked himself up from the lower class and resided to West Egg, which was a representation of “New Money”. Gatsby is a representation of the corruption of the American Dream; he worked his way up the social ladder, but in the end, he failed. Gatsby’s pure love towards Daisy was what made him great. Ignoring all of the changes and temptations that came with it, Gatsby always loved Daisy the same, which is particularly rare.
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In the beginning, Nick saw Gatsby as a wealthy man living in a spectacular house and surrounded by parties and a whole lot of people. But as he got to know Gatsby better, Nick grew fond of Gatsby. Nick realized that it wasn’t Gatsby’s wealth or popularity that made him attractive, it was his personality and the way he presented himself that made him great. Gatsby’s determination made him great; he always had hope for the future, for the green light that was out of his reach.
Thus, some parts of Gatsby were not so great. He made a fortune out of selling alcohol, which was illegal business in the 1920’s. It is an irony that Gatsby, a felon of the time whom lived a life built upon lies was the most faithful person in the story.
In the big picture, Gatsby was great. He wasn’t great because of his outward appearance, the fake image he painted of himself. He was great because he managed to stay true in an age of moral

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