What parallel is suggested by the fact that Gatsby never gets the inheritance bequeathed to him by Cody?

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When Gatsby fails to receive the inheritance from Dan Cody, there exists a strong parallel to Gatsby never getting his other dream, Daisy. Dan Cody was Gatsby’s first taste of the lifestyle that he came to covet so much – lavish and luxurious. The inheritance is so close to Gatsby’s grasp, and then it is ripped away. This is a distinct parallel to his desire for Daisy. He covets Daisy, much like he coveted Cody’s lifestyle. She represents the same upper-class society that Gatsby so wants to belong to. Just like Cody’s money is almost within his grasp and then ripped away, Daisy is so close and then ripped away.


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