Is there nobility in trying even if you know you will fail?
It’s less a question of nobility and more a fundamental part of being alive – you’re either trying in some capacity or you’re as good as dead. In order to try you have to have a certain degree of hope, and hope by nature involves working toward things even if they seem infeasible. If you have hope there is no “knowing you will fail,” because otherwise you simply give up and wait for the void to claim you. We have to try even though it is never a certainty; that is what life is.
“There was something gorgeous about him… it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness” (Fitzgerald 2).
– Silent discussion of The Great Gatsby in English class