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Great Gatsby Ending Analysis
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The Great Gatsby Final Paragraph's Analysis
This final section of the novel uses an ambivalent tone, recurring images and fractured syntax to draw together the essential thematic concerns of the novel. Through the use of these methods, F. Scott Fitzgerald undermines something of higher significance; that the American Dream is a false and unachievable one, as dreams are naturally unattainable.
The tone of this last section is ambivalent. It is ambivalent in a way that "[Gatsby] had come a long way, and his dream must have seemed so close that [Gatsby] could hardly fail to grab it." Gatsby's dream is to be with Daisy, his childhood girlfriend. Although she didn't wait for him, Gatsby still continued to pursue his dreams, "believing in the green light and the orgastic future," refusing to accept the truth and hoping that everything will come together. He earned enough money to get himself the best of everything - the fanciest car, the largest house and the finest cloths, all of which were symbols of how he has "made it". However, "[Gatsby] did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city..."What Gatsby didn't
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