Flashcards in What makes Gatsby a tragedy? Deck (4)
why is Gatsby a tragic hero?
he suffers from excessive pride over his possessions (hubris)
Gatsby believes that he can repeat the past and buy the world to win Daisy's affections
why is Pathos felt for Gatsby?
because Daisy abandoned him and he suffered a lonely death
why is Gatsby's dream doomed from the start?
Daisy is always unobtainable due to her social class and her marriage to Tom. as much as he believes that the past can be repeated, it can't