The Great Gatsby

What does nick mean when he reflects that Gatsby "paid a high price for living too long with a single dream" (Fitzgerald 161)?

The great gatsby

page 161

chapter 8

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Gatsby's one dream was attaining Daisy. Everything he'd done or accomplished during his adult life focused on the dream of one day being the man who could offer her everything, a dream that would end with the two of them living happily ever after. In the end, Gatsby paid for that dream with his life, a huge price for a dream that could never be realized, a dream that could never come true.


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