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A Character Analysis of Gatsby

Summary: In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby is driven, deceitful, driven, concealing, and untruthful. His version of the American Dream is distorted. Specific scenes are analyzed to exemplify these points.
(TS) Gatsby is a character who is deceitful, driven, concealing, and overall untruthful; this is all important because Gatsby is one of the only characters in the book that is looking to build a name for himself, like Nick, but also is a liar and a cheat. (CD1) "I tried really hard to die." Pg. 70, here Gatsby appears to have something on his mind that he is concealing, this relates to the theme of social conscience (his primarily). (CM1-1) This shows that Gatsby did go through troublesome parts of his life, what was not known was that directly before the war he had lost his girlfriend Daisy to Tom, and Daisy was all he lived for. (CM2-1) Also what the book doesn't explain until later is that he didn't really get his fortune until after he went to war, when he went to...

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