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The Great and Pitiful Gatsby

            The Great Gatsby is a famous book that was written by F. Throughout the story, a man by the name of Jay Gatsby tries to rekindle his relationship with a woman named Daisy Buchanan, whom he hasn't seen, but has loved, for five years. Nick Carraway is Daisy's second cousin and has befriended Gatsby; he is the eyes and ears for us in the story. The Great Gatsby can be considered a modern tragedy.* In the story, Gatsby is constantly pining over Daisy, everything is about her, and he never seems to realize that time has past and she has moved on.
             Gatsby fit's the role of the tragic protagonist almost perfectly. He is an upper class man who has fallen deeply into the American dream of material possessions. Although Gatsby represented all that most people don't like; the rich criminal who will not take a step back and look at the situation he is in. We still are able to realize that he is good at heart, unlike the group of people he hung around. ""They"re a rotten crowd You"re worth the whole damn bunch put together."" From things that are said throughout the story and from our own judgment we know that it was indeed Gatsby and his own stubbornness that killed him. His dreams which were never going to be achieved, yet he felt that he still had to try and pursue them hopelessly. " Gatsby turned out alright in the end; it is what preyed upon Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short winded elations of men." .
             Throughout the story Gatsby is constantly mentioning things of the past with Daisy, "he talked a lot about the past he wanted to recover something". Even though it has been five years, he talks of how he wants and believes that everything will be the same. And when Daisy comes to a party that he has thrown, he is convinced she has had a terrible time. When Nick tells him, ""I wouldn't expect too much of her you can't repeat the past.

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