The Great Gatsby

Is Gatsby great? In what way??

The Great Gatsby - Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I think, at least to Nick, Gatsby was great. He thinks Gatsby is worth more than all of them together (hence the quote). Nick laments that Gatsby is pining away for the shallow Daisy when he could be making more money and throwing lavish parties. Nick loved the old Gatsby from the beginning of the novel. He liked the mysterious paradoxical counter-culture that Gatsby represented. He does not like the more human Gatsby showing his frailties and desire for Daisy. Nick sees two sides of Gatsby. He sees the dreamer and he sees the conformer. Nick adores the dreamer Gatsby. He likes his sense of hope and magic even amidst of the superficial socialites of East Egg. Nick loathes these people for their self-absorption and inability to feal anything real. Nick shouts out, "You´re worth the whole damn bunch put together." He says this as if to remind Gatsby that he (Gatsby) was never like the socialites and they did not deserve him.