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1

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

2

why is Pathos felt for Gatsby?

because Daisy abandoned him and he suffered a lonely death

3

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

4

who are the tragic victims in Gatsby?

myrtle, wilson and Gatsby. ironically all from lower classes