The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God - a
phrase which, if it means anything, means just that - and he must be about His Father's Business, the service of a vast, vulgar and meretricious beauty. There are some superficial similarities between Jesus and...
In "The Great Gatsby," the author Francis Scott Fitzgerald makes a comparison between Gatsby and Jesus Christ to illustrate Gatsby's creation of his own identity. Thus, Gatsby becomes the model of perfection that he conceives for himself (a "Platonic conception of himself") as a young man and persists faithful to it in spite the obstacles from society. Finally, Gatsby's refusal to recognize his self-conception brings him to ruin.
Such impulsive characteristic made the play's action very exciting, thrilling and full of love and passion. It directed the flow of the play until the end in such a way that both Romeo and Juliet's characters were shaped according to their immense feelings for each other. Because of this, they both became very courageous in professing their feelings and doing whatever it takes to be together.