According to Aristotle, there are a variety of characteristics that identify a tragic hero: he must cause his own downfall; his fate is not deserved, and his consequence exceeds the criminal offense; he also must be of noble stature and have greatness. These are all characteristics of Jay Gatsby, the main character of Fitzgerald's book, The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby is a tragic hero corresponding to Aristotle's definition. In Fitzgerald's THE FANTASTIC Gatsby, all the personas are, in one way or another, wanting to become more happy with their lives. The personas in the book are split into two organizations: the wealthy upper class and the poorer lower class(Western world egg and East egg) though the main characters only make an effort to make their lives better, the North american dream all of them are trying to attain is eventually ruined by the tough fact or life. The American Dream consists of success, fame, and riches.
Many People in america have the idea of the white collar life; employment, a residence, a loving better half, and kids. This is what Jay Gatsy dreams of experiencing along with his Daisy. The American Goal changes people with techniques that produce them for better or drive them towards their show up. Throughout the book, Fitzgerald shows how dreams are ruined, whatever the dreams consist of, money, material position, or just simply to be happy. Fitzgerald also demonstrates the inability of the American Dream is inevitable in a sense that nothing is often as perfect as you could picture. Without desires or dreams life would be empty. The American Fantasy is something every person works for throughout his / her life. However the American Goal is excellent, it is impossible to achieve eternal satisfaction. The North american Dream is just that, a aspiration.
Jay Gatsby is recognized as the prosperous man who's trying to move forward to reach The American Aspiration. His life represents The American Goal in the manner that he was corrupted by his love for Daisy while achieving the dream you have to be corrupted by money. Money symbolized by the colour green represents riches which is one of the factors to attaining the American dream. Gatsby is portrayed as the tragic personality because for love he was happy to depart his family and change his lifestyle so he is able to be finally accepted by Daisy. The t shirts symbolize the change in Gatsby from when he was young to the present. Daisy enjoys when Tom has t shirts because they stand for the money they need to buy those t-shirts so when Gatsby shows her the tops he previously bought for him she actually is appalled by the difference of what he was in the past that she almost cries. Gatsby would like a much better life and he thinks he can take action if he sets his head to it, which is also an integral part of the American Wish. However, Gatsby's dream collapses when he does not win Daisy and is also not accepted by the upper course. All his money cannot help him when old man Wilson fires a gun at him. Gatsby views himself as failing when Daisy chooses Tom instead of him. The failure of Gatsby's hoped for life pertains to the inability of the North american Goal. Without his desire Gatsby has nothing at all, nothing to keep him going, no direction, and no purpose to reside in.
Myrtle Wilson is a personality who does not achieve the American Wish. Her desire to reach the upper course helped bring her to a downfall. Though Myrtle Wilson makes an attempt to escape her own class and pursue happiness with the rich, she ends up gaining nothing and eventually dies. She actually is basically a sufferer of the group she wanted to join. Myrtle tries to become like Tom by having an affair with him and taking on his way of living, but in doing this she becomes unsatisfied with her life. Her continuous clothing changes show that she is disappointed with her life, she changes personalities each and every time she changes her dress: "with the influence of the dress her entire personality had also undergone a big change. The extreme vitality. . . was changed into impressive hauteur"(pg. 35). "Myrtle lifted her eyebrows in despair at the shiftlessness of the low purchases. 'These people! You have to keep after them all the time. '"(pg. 36). . Myrtle tries to create a new lease of life for herself but eventually comes sufferer to it while trying to be someone she wasn't. Myrtle sensed trapped with her partner and her stature and she pushed harder to attain what she believed would gain her. In the end though, she dies because of a oversight that she made due to her senses of lust and slightly greed. Myrtle signifies the unfulfilled American dream.
Fitzgerald embodied the American experience as success and failing, illusion and disillusion, goal and headache. The contradictions he experienced and placed into fiction heighten the implications of the goal for individual lives: the promise and alternatives, violations and corruptions of these ideals of nationhood and personality "dreamed into being". Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson have both tried out to perform The American Goal and this led them with their tragic flaw. The North american dream represents problem and lies. THE FANTASTIC Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is the American vintage of any tragedy that will contain the characters live on forever for example of the incorrect impact the American fantasy can have.