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by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In The Great Gatsby, what is gorgeous about Gatsby?

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Gatsby's ability to hope and to believe in the reality of his own dreams is what makes him gorgeous in a certain way, according to Nick

This idea is presented in the first pages of the novel as Nick introduces Gatsby as a complex figure, both reprehensible and noble. 

"If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life.… [Gatsby had] an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such...

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