Gatsby. Gatsby wants what he can't have a legacy to accompany his fortune. Forcing him to take drastic measures to repeat his own past.. The allure of past stem literature
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Gatsby wants what he can't have a legacy to accompany his fortune. Forcing him to take drastic measures to repeat his own past.. The allure of past stemmed from something that Gatsby longed for: the comfort of a simpler, better, nobler time; a time when values such as loyalty, honor, and virtue were sacrosanct. On the other hand, the past was something that Gatsby tried to create distance from by transforming himself from James Gatz, a poor mid-western boy, to Jay Gatsby, the “great” rich entrepreneur. Nick understands that Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy stems, in part, from Gatsby’s need to recapture some of his past. Gatsby needs not to just recapture his past with Daisy but possibly, his past true self.

Gatsby sees Daisy as embodying the past that can be again in the future. Nick tells Gatsby that the past cannot be repeated. To which Gatsby responds in incredulous disbelief: “Can’t repeat the past?” …... “Why of course you can!” Gatsby is obsessed with returning to that distant time, five years past, when he and Daisy first met and fell in love and she promised to wait for Gatsby to return from the war, when they would be reunited and live happily ever after. It was a time of innocence, idealism, and romance; which embodied Gatsby’s larger dream.
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Submitted: 07/27/2014
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#4 - KellyisAwesome (07/28/2014) [-]
Once again, the source is Hark a Vagrant. Here's all of them.
#2 - bluemagebrilly ONLINE (07/27/2014) [+] (8 replies)
#3 - ohayougozaimasu (07/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
God I hated reading that book.
User avatar #9 to #3 - romanprinsonerr (07/28/2014) [-]
I read it on my own time and found it enjoyable, though teachers like to exploit the fact the everything has a meaning in the book
User avatar #8 - slenderwolf (07/28/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I liked the book, but the worst part was hearing all the white girls feign understanding of it, taking wild stabs at the more obscure meanings.
User avatar #1 - nachoiscool (07/27/2014) [-]
Credit to Kate Beaton
User avatar #20 - spyindisguise ONLINE (07/28/2014) [-]
**** you Nick, you lied to me.

Spoiler: Gatsby did not turn out okay...
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