Why Is Jay Gatsby Great

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The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has a rather ambiguous and inaccurate title. Narrator, Nick Carraway, re-tales a story that seems to be unfairly biased on the description of Long Island’s West and East Eggs, but also on the portrayal of the characters involved in this story, particularly, the portrayal of Jay Gatsby. In a world where corruption is around every corner, Nick is quick to dislike everyone that surrounds him, except for Gatsby, Nick grows admiration for a man that might just be as corrupt as the rest. Nick partakes in Gatsby’s adventure to reunite love -- having to question the morality of his actions every now-and-then -- this adventure makes everyone beg the question; “is Jay Gatsby great?”
Gatsby’s greatness is not in the vastness of his wealth. The fact that he is a sober liquor smuggler, and his humongous-lavish house
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Tom and Daisy’s carelessness is somehow more grotesque than utter cruelty. Nothing is gained from the end of this novel, it’s somehow hopeless. The tragedy is not owed to the hopelessness of Gatsby’s character -- creating a perfect dream for any hopeless romantic -- but rather him chasing an unworthy dream. John Green made a review on The Great Gatsby - by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he ties his review with a perfect phrase;
“Jay Gatsby was a great man, but, great people especially need to be careful about what they worship.” - John Green.
The Great Gatsby touches on the flaws that people carry in everyday life: greed, dissatisfaction, obsession, reluctance, indecisiveness and of course; carelessness. James Gatz could have avoided his death, Nick could have done more, his love did not convince anyone, and what a poor character to die for. James Gatz was set up for failure from the beginning, surrounding himself with careless people and worshiping the

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