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Unlike Nick, Gatsby does not develop in the course of the story. He cannot because his whole life is devoted to the fulfillment of a romantic dream that he created a long time ago. He is still caught in an adolescent faith, which is the only thing that will keep this dream alive in him. His personal vision is based on the illusory belief that time can be “fixed” and the past can be recreated. “Can’t repeat the past? He cried incredulously. Of course you can.” ( ) He is content with the thought that things will change to the way that he wishes them to be. He is caught up in a romantic vision of him and Daisy and by doing this is keeping himself from moving forward and progressing as an individual. Because of this, throughout the entire story he holds onto the same idea
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- "fixed" and the past can be recreated. "Can't repeat the past? He cried incredulously. Of course you can." ( ) He is content with the thought ...
- He believes that before he leaves needs to "leave things in order" ...
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Nick, Gatsby, Nick Carraway,
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