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Fitzgerald’s novel, the Great Gatsby has made Gatsby’s gift for hope such a memorable part of the novel by referring to the main themes: Appearance VS Reality and the decline of the American Dream. The collapse of Gatsby’s hope on getting Daisy is displayed all over the novel. Fitzgerald has emphasised the fact that Gatsby’s dream is a dream that will never happen, even though the facts Gatsby continues to strive at his dream no matter what the characters say to him, which is a reason why Gatsby is “Great.” The overall idea is that hope can corrupt your life or make you succeed by reaching your goals. Firstly, in the Great Gatsby we are introduced with Daisy being the green light, and the fact that Gatsby will do anything in order to go closer to Daisy, even though the chances are small. The theme of Appearance VS Reality is presented in this novel by displaying Daisy as a beauty queen, while in reality she is nothing but selfish and a burden to her family. Gatsby’s “Enchanted objects has diminished by one,” Fitzgerald has illustrated that the significance of Daisy is gone and the “Colossal vitality of his illusions” has blinded his eyes to the true world. By this, Gatsby has now deduced that Daisy was hiding her true self by creating a persona. The author conveyed a message to the readers, that when we put effort to achieve a goal, it might not feel that great in your mind. Utilizing the colour green in the “Green light,” the colour has connotations with hope and ambition, so therefore Fitzgerald has created Gatsby’s gift of hope by linking in the idea of the colour green. Daisy is also symbolized through “The bright feather that drifted away.” The use of the adjective “Bright” links with the concept of Daisy being the green light, and “drifted away” suggests that Gatsby will never get Daisy. Nick’s judgement on Gatsby about being “Worth the whole damn bunch put together,” refers to Gatsby’s life being not worth for sacrificing for Daisy; the Green Light. The idea of Gatsby clinging on to that diminutive amount of hope even thought he is in risk of archiving nothing makes him “Great.” Finally, Fitzgerald depicts the “Green light” so it preserves symbolically the same values of hope that the New World had for those settlers, the hope of trying to “Repeat the past.” Representing Daisy as the “Green Light” has created the readers to clearly deduce the fact that hope is a good thing, however having too much can cause various consequences. Furthermore, Fitzgerald has expressed Gatsby’s American dream as an impossible dream to achieve, nevertheless Gatsby kept on trying, which makes such a memorable part of the novel. The American Dream is when a person tries to make a fortune with hard work in America, but Gatsby’s dream is to get Daisy. Even though, the “Foul dust floated in” his dream, Gatsby retained his dream and believed that one day he could be Daisy’s husband. Throughout the novel, “Dust” is a recurring motif and conveys the perception that anything the dust touches, the dream of that person becomes corrupted. By extension, reinforcing that Gatsby had a dream which was unattainable. Fitzgerald crafts the idea that when it feels like life is being against you, we mustn’t give up, we must endeavour to succeed. The author emphasises his point by making use of techniques to indicate the unwinnable dream. We can see that the author describes Gatsby’s dream as “committing himself to the following of a grail,” the noun “Grail” is the cup that Jesus drank through in the last supper, so for this reason the cup is scare which stresses the dream being unrealistic, nonetheless Gatsby still keeps on believing in his dream. The final line of the Great Gatsby symbolizes humans being “Boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past,” this states that we are restricted from moving forward because of nostalgia. As a result of this, the readers learn that hanging on to a hope which is virtually impossible should be let go, rather than stopping your life. Fitzgerald has made use of another theme; the decline of the American Dream to make Gatsby's gift of hope is such a memorable part of the novel. Gatsby’s gift of hope is memorable, due to it’s dramatic collapse at the end of Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby. This collapse is foreshadowed in the beginning, and the readers clearly see the deterioration of his hope for getting Daisy from Tom. Symbolizing Gatsby’s life as a “Caravansary,” it had “Fallen like a card house at the disapproval in her eyes.” The simile attains the foreshadowing the crumbling of his life, when Daisy makes the decision to go with Tom. In addition, Fitzgerald has designed Pammy; Daisy’s daughter to destroy some hope of Gatsby. “By looking at the child with surprise” gives the reader an impression that Gatsby is now realizing how harder it will be to take Daisy back. The ultimate decline of Gatsby's hope is when the fake Jay has been shattered by “Tom’s hard malice” to reveal his true self to Daisy, as a result of this we can deduce that Daisy fell in love with Jay Gatsby not James Gatz, who he really is, she fell in love with his persona. Gatsby becoming aware of that he cannot go over the barrier to become old money further corrupts his hope. The author constructs a concept of nobody will succeed if we only concentrate on one thing in life. Designing Gatsby being engrossed on trying to win back the love of Daisy that the “Poor son-of-a-bitch” didn’t have any friends to go to his funeral. Fitzgerald has projected the idea that having hope to succeed is not everything.
. Fitzgerald successfully created his novel to give many impressions about hope and life. he further reinforced this by portraying the idea of Gatsby’s American Dream being a failure and the collapse of Gatsby’s hope all played a part to create it memorable in the novel for the readers.Various techniques and linking to themes are used to convey Gatsby’s gift for hope being significant in the novel. Fitzgerald has created Daisy and Gatsby’s hope to symbolize the green light.