Gatsby: User or Victim?
He uses lots of people and situations to get to Daisy, doesn’t he? Nick, in particular. He doesn’t seem to care about tromping on a marriage or being honest or even the horrible event in Chapter 7 (which I won’t mention in case you haven’t gotten there yet).
On the other hand, people use him too. All the society wealthy who crash his parties, drink his drinks and eat his fancy food are all users. They could care less about Gatsby as a person (as evidenced by their lack of presence at the events of the last chapter). Even the person he seems to care the most about, Daisy, turns her back on him in the end to protect herself. Do you feel sorry for him at all? Any empathy?
So what do you think? Is it Poor Gatsby or Good Riddance Gatsby?