The Great Gatsby

Is Jay Gatsby great, and what is the meaning of the title "The Great Gatsby"

What is the meaning of the title the "Great Gatsby"?

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If nothing else, Jay Gatsby is determined and innovative. His goal was to make something of himself and win Daisy, he wanted to attain a dream and had everything in place to do just that. The title "Great Gatsby" has always seemed to me to be a name, a billboard or advertisement. It's always reminded me of a kind circus billboard, "The Great Gatsby," the illusionist or magician. Gatsby creates his own character, but it's only a character, he is a master illusionist.