Great Gatsby

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Great Gatsby

Time tells us that success often comes with a price. Often money will create
more problems than it can solve. The richness of a persons soul can be hidden
in the folds of money. Such is the case of Jay Gatsby. Jay Gatsby is constantly
altering in the readers mind due to the various puzzling events that transpire
in the novel creating a level of mystery. First off, Gatsby is a man who feels
secure in his privacy and allows very few people into his personal life due to
lack of trust. Jay often throws parties at his lavish house, only to shrink away
from contact with his various guests that frolic in his privately funded bashes.
He does not drink, mainly because he has a high level of composure that cannot
be compromised by the effects of alcohol. When the narrator, Nick Carraway, is
allowed to venture into Gatsbys personal life Gatsby tells Nick only what he
feels is necessary to keep him from being suspicious. The eerie thing about this
is that while doing this he is so guarded that Nick often questions how concrete
and truthful the information is. When discussing his past Gastby is choppy and
uncomfortable telling Nick about his education and war experiences. Only when
Gatsby produces a metal of valor earned in the war does Nick believe in his war
service stories. Even then Nick has a hard time believing Gatsbys educational
background because of his uncomfortable declaration that he attended Oxford, a
very prestigious English university. Trust is not a strong point of Gastbys
makeup and lifestyle. Therefore, when looking at Gatsbys most impressive
traits one thing that pops up is his energetic smile, vibrant personality, and
loyalty to those who he respects or cares about. It is important to mention the
fact that Gatsby always seemed to make every person feel important and at ease
while conversing with him. It was his nature to express courtesy to any guest he
came in contact with, no matter how insignificant they were or what their
occupation was. As far as loyalty is concerned, it is best represent...