In The Great Gatsby, in what way is Gatsby blind? Other characters, also?
Jay Gatsby is blind to the fact that he cannot recreate the past and make Daisy not love Tom Buchanan. Gatsby's dream is to one day win Daisy back, after five years since they last saw each other. Gatsby knew that Daisy would never be with someone from a lower social class than her, and so he entered the bootlegging business in order become wealthy. While Gatsby does attain part of the American Dream, he naively believes that he can recreate the past by convincing Daisy to leave Tom and her financially stable life. Gatsby is also blind to the fact that Daisy has a completely different life with Tom and is even a mother. He believes that their exclusive relationship of the past can be recreated, and he refuses to give up on his fantasy of one day marrying Daisy.
Tom Buchanan is also blind to the fact that Daisy does not genuinely love him and cannot see that he is in some way responsible for her affair with Gatsby. Tom is also initially blind to the fact that Gatsby...
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