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Goal Orientation in The Great Gatsby

Summary: In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, Gatsby only has one goal in life, to reunite with his love Daisy, and he focuses all his energies towards that goal. When it seems impossible for him to achieve that goal, his world falls apart, leading to the ultimate tragedy of his own death.
When one is solely focused on one way to make himself happy, and only works towards that goal, there will inevitably be tragic outcomes. Through Gatsby's character we can see an example of someone whose whole focus is on achieving one thing for himself, and when things go wrong there are tragic and miserable outcomes. Gatsby is convinced that the one and only way to make himself a completely content man is to reunite with his old love, Daisy. He will go to any measures and rearrange his life in any way possible in order to achieve his goal. Gatsby's obsession with Daisy can be broken up into three stages. First is the time from when Gatsby and Daisy separate, until they see each other again, second is during the time while they are secretly seeing each other, and lastly is from when Tom...

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