Gatsby, despite his modest background, perhaps because of it, transforms all his dreams into reality. He desires three things: wealth, acceptance and the driver in both of these: Daisy. His idealistic nature invests Daisy with qualities that do not match up with the reality of her selfish, shallow and condescending personality. Gatsby has great ideals and tremendous passion but these were subjugated to the relentless single-minded task of acquiring wealth, just so he could feel worthy of Daisy’s love. Our character analysis of Gatsby suggests an visionary.
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