The name that someone is born into dictates more in their life and personality than one thinks. Names can convey more significance than the interpretation of a story. The mysterious role of names can be seen throughout The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is the story of a millionaire, Jay Gatsby on the pursuit of love. The story is told by Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who recently moved to New York City.
His hopeful quest for these ideals gives him a sense of honour and chivalry; however, it is the “foul dust” (4) of disillusionment and moral decay interfering with his dreams that leads to his undoing. Gatsby’s dreams are “great,” only they blind him from the cruel reality of humans’ inability to repeat the past. It is such disappointment that prompts his demise. Gatsby’s attachment to his past and desperation to attain the false notion of the American Dream compels him into an endless hurtle toward a dead end. Fitzgerald effectively highlights the fallacy of the American Dream through Gatsby’s sincere journey into the wealthy society--and eventually his traumatic decline--as he reaches out to Daisy’s ghostly heart.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, is set in New York and Long Island and explores the events of the American lifestyle in the early 20th century. After participating in world-war I , Nick Carraway moved to Long Island where he was reunited with his cousin Daizy and where he met Jay Gatsby. The novel then shifts to a tragic love story full of thrilling events. Nick Carraway, the narrator, placed huge emphasis on the rumors about Gatsby’s life and his feelings towards Daizy who eventually did not even make it to his funeral. The title of the novel is the “The Great Gatsby”, and I don’t think there is any character more interesting to discuss his character throughout the story more than him.
During Gatsby’s party, Nick meets lots of curious people, he meets drunks, social butterflies, antisocials, and most importantly he meets Jay Gatsby himself. Gatsby’s party was crazy, Nick describes the party starting with how Gatsby’s “Rolls Royce became an omnibus” and on weekends it brought party guests “to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight.” (39) Gatsby’s eight servants had to work extra time on Monday’s just to clean up after the crazy ragers from the day before. Caterers arrived with oodles of canvas and “enough colored lights to make a Christmas tree of Gatsby’s enormous garden.” (40) Fanciful food was prepared and guests arrived. Gatsby’s house quickly fills up with “chatter and laughter” by people in bright colors and “hair shorn in strange ways” (40). At Gatsby’s parties there is never a lack of alcoholic beverages that liven the party and give confidence to those once meek and volume to those once quiet.
This poem is about using materialism to win over the affection of someone, which is exactly what Gatsby tries to do. To begin with, the first glance we get of Gatsby is his extravagant parties. Gatsby uses parties to show off his wealth, hoping that it will grasp Daisy 's attention. "On week-ends his Rolls Royce became on omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains" (39; Ch 3). Gatsby throws extravagant parties to try to give off the illusion that he is old money.
All the fancy equipment in Will’s apartment represents the luxury life he lives. When he starts buying fancy equipment to Marcus as well, this could symbolize a new start for Marcus. The Christmas party hosted by Marcus and his mum, Fiona, represents a new start for Will. He finds himself surrounded by many people for once. There are some symbols for death as well.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, could be considered an autobiographical novel in many ways. From the events that happen to the people themselves, Fitzgerald had represented himself throughout the novel. This story is about a young man, named Nick Carraway, narrator of the story, who moves to New York to join the bond business, but ends up in a drama filled “adventure” with new “friends,” who include, Jordan Baker, Myrtle Wilson, George Wilson, Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby who he met while staying in New York. Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby, two of the main characters, contain the most connections between Fitzgerald’s life and the novel. He had given both characters, Nick and Gatsby, qualities that he had himself while he was alive.
Later, the boy can have a good relationship with his father. However, the Great Gatsby focuses on the theme of love. The love portrayed in the book is mainly the evil kind of love where people are willing to do anything just to be with the people they love. In the book, Gatsby tries to entice Daisy with his wealthy even though she is already married. This would later result in the destruction of marriage between Daisy and Tom.
As the attendant, he is the neighbor of Gatsby, the distant cousin of Daisy, and the old acquaintance of Tom; he associates with Jordan, attends luxury party of Gatsby, and helps Gatsby and Daisy contact again; he witnesses the rivals between Gatsby and Tom, knows about the truth of traffic accident of Myrtle, and handles Gatsby’s affairs in the end. As the bystander, from knowing nothing about Gatsby to being chief mourner of Gatsby, Nick sees through the people who he contacted before all, and realizes the essence of the so-called golden era of American society which he lives. Entering the story through Nick, we observe, analyze, and consider according to Nick’s aspect. Undeniably, we read this book as an immersive experience. It feels that all the dreams in the story are reasonably realistic, including Jay Gatsby himself.
Obsession can develop in many ways, whether it is a love interest, a dream job, obsession can form for many reasons. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, he explores society’s infatuation with the American Dream of obtaining wealth and the consequences of that dream. Fitzgerald’s novel tells the story of Nick Carraway, the narrator, who moves to the wealthy neighborhood of West Egg. Nick becomes curious about Gatsby, his neighbor, and learns that Gatsby is pursuing Daisy, the wife of Tom Buchanan. This leads to a rivalry between Tom, an old college friend from Yale, and Gatsby where Fitzgerald warns of the consequences of obsession with a dream through the power struggle between the two characters.