Examples Of Dialectical Journal For The Great Gatsby

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A few days later, Tom invites Nick to his party in New York City. Before they go to New York City, they stop at an auto shop in an area between the West Egg and New York City, called the Valley of Ashes, to pick up Tom's mistress, Myrtle. Nick realizes that Myrtle is arrogant and superficial. This party seemed endless and, in a way, sets the tone for other parties in the novel. Nick grows fascinated with his neighbor Jay Gatsby, who hosts lavish parties in the West Egg. "On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an 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." Fitzgerald in the quote above utilizes a simile to reveal how fast Gatsby’s station wagon is, it isn't …show more content…

He requests they all go to New York City. When they meet at the Plaza Hotel, Tom and Gatsby get into an argument about Daisy. Gatsby explains Tom that Daisy never loved Tom and has solely loved him. “She never loved you, do you hear?” he cried. “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone except me!” This is how Gatsby proved Daisy marrying Tom to himself so that he could hold the dream of rejoining with Daisy alive. He believes that the only reason she could ever marry anyone except him was money, and now that he has money she’ll assume that the last five years never happened. He never asked Daisy about any of this, he just assumed it had to be true. Daisy only admits that she loved them both, and Gatsby is shocked. Tom then reveals that Gatsby made his wealth by bootlegging alcohol. Tom later tells Daisy to go home with Gatsby. They leave in Gatsby's car, while Tom, Nick, and Jordan follow sometime later. As they drive home, Tom, Nick, and Jordan come upon an accident: Myrtle has been hit and killed by a

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