Who Is Jesus Christ and What Is His Mission to the World?

Topics: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby Pages: 3 (924 words) Published: August 22, 2013
Whitney Smith
May 30, 2013
English 3
Word Count: 900
The Great Gatsby
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby tries to “repeat the past” with tragic results. The novels narrator Nick Carraway tries to explain to Gatsby that he can’t repeat the past, but Gatsby states, “of course you can, old sport” (Fitzgerald). Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby met in Louisville. Before he left to fight in World War I he fell in love with Daisy. Right before he left Daisy promised to wait for Gatsby until his return. While waiting for Gatsby’s return Daisy fell in love with Tom Buchanan and soon married into his great wealth. Jay Gatsby wanted to repeat his past so that he could restructure his life until it was perfect rather than accepting his past for what it had been. He explains to Nick that he is going to fix everything just the way it was before (Fitzgerald). Gatsby tries to repeat his past by throwing huge lit up parties at his mansion on Saturdays in hoping for Daisy’s return. Parties in which only few were invited to, people weren’t actually invited they just somehow ended up there. Between all the partying and the hopes for Daisy, Gatsby never found her. At night he would go out and look for the green flashing light at the end of Daisy’s dock, longing for her and reaching out for her everlasting love. He found out that his next door neighbor Nick Carraway had connection with Daisy. Gatsby invites Nick to lunch so that they could get to know one another. He informs Nick on his past about being in love with Daisy the woman of his dreams and then getting called to fight in World War I. Gatsby tells Jordan (Nick’s girlfriend) to try and convince Nick to invite Daisy over to his house for lunch. Gatsby’s plans was to get her to Nick’s house so that he could show her his huge mansion, knowing that she would be blinded by all the rich and high class of Jay. After lunch with Daisy, Jay was certain that he was winning her back over. According to Nick...

Bibliography: The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Charles Scribner 1975
Bloom’s Guide
Harold Bloom
InfoBase Publishing 2006
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