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Obituary of James Gatz

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Jay "the Great" Gatsby, rest in peace West Egg, NEW YORK - James Gatz, aged 33 and better known as Jay Gatsby, came to a woeful death last night in the garden's swimming pool of his mansion. He was unexpectedly murdered when bathing in his swimming pool by a possible madman, named George Wilson. The man decided to commit suicide right after perpetrating this crime. Nick Carraway, a man that supported Jay in looking for his love, mentioned : "He must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream."1 James Gatz or Jay Gatsby, as to which this great man changed his name during his lifetime, was born in North Dakota. He became a young and very successful man living in a gothic palace in West Egg. During his youth Gatsby's lifestyle seemed to be voluntary influenced by the millionaire, Dan Cody. A couple of years later, once again Gatsby's life was influenced. ...read more.

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But how did Gatsby obtain this passion for life? It was the green light located at his beloved Daisy's East End Dock visible from Gatsby's West Egg lawn, that made Gatsby the person who he was. And it gave him hope, hope for his future, hope to reach his goal; to achieve a life that is complete, for which he needed Daisy. Jay Gatsby was famous for his approach to people and his calm, warm and soft character. Outstandingly special of this good-natured man was his positive disposition and his believe that his thoughts became reality if he strove for them. "Gatsby's smile had a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life....It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself."3 noticed his fellow friend, Nick. This was true, and therefore he was so respected by the public. One very remarkable custom, that also emphasizes Gatsby's generosity, was that he frequently held tremendous parties, providing alcoholic drinks to anyone, even to people that were not invited. ...read more.

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Gatz. Gatsby's father was also one of the people that saw Jay Gatsby's great potential, although he had not seen his son since his youth. Henry C. Gatz knew when he said: "If he'd lived, he'd of been a great man." In actual fact Jay Gatsby already was a great man, but his father was not aware of this, since father and son's rare meetings. He was "the Great Gatsby"6. We should remember this man as a man who enriched our lives. Even though Gatsby did not reach his ultimate goal of his life, namely his everlasting love with this woman, his optimism and faith are a great example to live by. Wouldn't the world be a much better place when we all believed that our dreams would become reality? Meyer Wolfsheim 1 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 8, pg. 162 2 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 6, pg. 111 3 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 3, pg. 48 4 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 3, pg. 50 5 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 9 pg. 172 6 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, title novel ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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