Truly, The Great Gatsby

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Truly, The Great Gatsby Usually, the title of a book gives the reader a brief foreshadowing on the book. What did Frances Scott Fitzgerald mean when he titled his book The Great Gatsby? On one level, Jay Gatsby seems great because of his immense wealth, but on another level, his greatness comes from his virtues and innocence, which preceded greed and pride. Gatsby’s virtues were clean and honest: make money to get Daisy. He …

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…someone who cares as much for others as she does, Tom. Gatsby’s innocentness, and virtues helped his achieve wealth, but not Daisy. It was good that he was successful, but ironically these characteristics caused his death. "I couldn't forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified." (pg.180) His purity of heart and mind, through his innocence and virtues truly made him a Great man.