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Elaborate on two non-physical characteristics about Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby.

Jay Gatsby is a character marked by exceptional ambition as well as a stunning lack of social acumen in The Great Gatsby.

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Jay Gatsby , born James Gatz, is a character with enormous ambition. Because of this characteristic, he is able to rise from extremely humble roots as an unsuccessful farmer's son to a multi-millionaire with an opulent home on Long Island. In the intervening years, his fearless ambition takes him around the world as a first mate on a yacht, then into battle as a major in WWI, and finally into the world of organized crime. His...

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