"The great Gatsby" by Fitzgerald.

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A dream is a strongly desired goal that everyone trying to achieve during his or her lifetime. Becoming a super hero with super power is a dream that every young boy has. As time passes by, boys would understand that their dreams were ridiculous, so they would move on to their future. However, not everyone can achieve his or her goal. Those who fail to achieve might choose to live in the past rather than move on to their future. Just like Gatsby, who chooses to live in his past love with Daisy rather than moving on to his bright future. As a result, Gatsby is hopelessly romantic.

Because of Gatsby's hopeless romanticism, he believes that Daisy still loves him as much as he loves her. In the argument between Gatsby and Tom, Gatsby yells, "She never loved you do you hear? She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.

It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me!" (Fitzgerald 131). Gatsby does not want to let go his past by telling Tom that Daisy has always loved him. Gatsby's love for Daisy has dominated his knowledge and vision, which causes him could not recognized the untruthfulness of Daisy's word. Although Daisy does tell Gatsby that she loves him before, that does not mean she loves him now.

Gatsby's love for Daisy makes him willing to sacrifice his life for her even though he knows that is foolish. Nick notices that it is Daisy who drives the car that kills Myrtle, and Gatsby is willing to take the blame for her. Gatsby tells Nick, "Yes, but of course I'll say I was. You see, when we left New York she was very...