From socialites and debutantes to the famous and the infamous, Gatsby's parties draw only the most fashionable of people. Wolfsheim were left at the table. . Although he is inclined to reserve judgment, he is not entirely forgiving. And when Nick turned Gatsby was gone. If Gatsby keeps such close company with a man like this, one has to question the nature of how Gatsby earned his money and position. It is revealed Gatsby wishes to meet Daisy at Nicks, but so she could see his house.
He tells Nick that he is from the midwest but when Nick asks what part of the midwest her replies San Francisco. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel The Great Gatsby follows the tragic story of Jay Gatsby and his obsessive pursuit of Daisy Buchanan during the Roaring Twenties. Nick remembers that plenty of people hated Tom at Yale, and notes that both Tom's arrogance and imposing stature have changed little since those days. Apparently, it was not coincidence that brought him to West Egg: He purposely selected his house so that the house of his lost love would be just across the bay. Fitzgerald executes the purposes successfully by using rhetorical choices such as irony, homilies, simple dialogue, similes, and syntax A recurring purpose displayed by Fitzgerald, to his readers….
It is curious that Nick recounts the names off notes he took on a timetable dated July 5, 1922, the day after Independence Day, as if to indicate these people have somehow only just arrived and are enjoying the benefits of independence that they didn't even fight for. Nick asks if Gatsby is in love with Miss Baker. During the war, when Daisy was not yet twenty, Gatsby met her while he was stationed in Louisville and the two of them fell in love. He is wolf-like in his ways, and nowhere do we get better evidence of this than by the human molar cufflinks he sports proudly. When he found out Jordan knew Daisy that is when he hatched the plan. Gatsby responds to his reticence by giving Nick an account of his past.
You see, I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad thing that happened to me. Nick continues to sell himself, informing the reader that he is an educated man, having graduated from New Haven, home of Yale University. Fitzgerald's use of names here brings out the notion that East Egg is symbolic of the established social order the old money while West Egg is home to the newcomers, people who may have equal wealth, but haven't had it nearly as long. The reader knows immediately that the story has already taken place and that Nick is telling it to us through the filter of time. Tom Buchanan vulgarly exploits his status: he is grotesque, completely lacking redeeming features.
It s the typical scene of secretive alcohol consumption and sensuality. They happen to run into , and Nick introduces him to Gatsby. For Gatsby, who throws the most sumptuous parties of all and who seems richer than anyone else, to have ties to the world of bootleg alcohol would only make him a more perfect symbol of the strange combination of moral decadence and vibrant optimism that Fitzgerald portrays as the spirit of 1920s America. When Tom takes a phone call, Jordan informs Nick that Tom's mistress is on the phone. Gatsby, through a business associate whom they are on their way to see, may likely have done a favor for the commissioner — and it is likely to have been something of a questionable nature. Gatsby appears highly uncomfortable in Tom's presence and quickly leaves without giving an explanation. In your response you should pay close attention to voice, language and style.
How ironic it is that a car, a massive symbol of the American dream and here an outward manifestation of Gatsby's wealth, will ultimately lead to his undoing. As they drive to the city, Gatsby tells Nick about his past, but his story seems highly improbable. Gatsby, arriving at Nick's house for the first time, informs him that because they will be having lunch together, they may as well ride together. He pulls out a photograph of himself in Oxford cricket whites, as well as a medal awarded by the government of Montenegro, in order to corroborate his story. Wolfsheim did and Gatsby said that he was a gamble and that he was the one who fixed the 1919 World Series. To achieve that wealth he reinvented himself, possibly became involved in criminal activities, and sacrificed his past.
Much of The Great Gatsby centers on appearances and the rift between who or what one is and who or what society wishes or expects. Daisy fell in love with Lieutenant Jay Gatsby, who was stationed at the base near her home. Nick, seeing something in Gatsby's behavior that suggests he wishes to be alone, remains in the shadows watching. Jordan was in the wedding and the day before they were to be married Daisy received a mysterious letter. He says moving to New York offered him and everyone else the chance to discover or reinvent themselves. Nick begins to suspect that the rumors of Gatsby's involvement with organized crime and bootlegging may not be entirely false. Rather, it is all part of Gatsby's calculated plan.
Nick observes that the two communities differed greatly in every way but shape and size. He relates that he has a tendency to reserve all judgments against people and that he has been conditioned to be understanding toward those who haven't had his advantages. Although Jordan implies that there was something in Gatsby's background that caused Daisy's parents to oppose their marriage, it is clear that the young Jay Gatsby was a man of unimpeachable virtue. Fitzgerald uses this technique for the implication that he is not much more than attractive physical presence at this stage. Nick saw Tom Buchanan across the room and wanted to introduce Gatsby.
Also, the many separated sections in chapter 7 are reminiscent of the structure of chapter 1, used as a key way for Fitzgerald to effectively and emotively convey the story, by framing the two chapters together… 1625 Words 7 Pages In Chapter 1, the narrator introduces himself as Nick Carraway and talks about himself and his father. After Meyer leaves, Gatsby tells Nick that he is a gambler and the man who fixed the 1919 World Series. The first paragraphs of the book foreshadow the novel's main themes: the reader realizes that Gatsby presented, and still presents, a challenge to the way in which Nick is accustomed to thinking about the world. Nick, too, is becoming more and more involved with Jordan and this, perhaps, clouds his judgment. Gatsby says that he has told him these things because the he has a big request of Nick and he wanted Nick to know something about him.
Gatsby bought the house to be close to Daisy. Jordan says that Daisy was so in love with Gatsby she tried to sneak off to New York to say goodbye to him but her mother caught her. We don't think this is relevant, but Jordan clearly did. He has come from the Midwest, which for Fitzgerald is a land of perceived morality. She puts Gatsby behind her and marries Tom. Nick isn't too happy about being used.