Examples Of Irony In The Great Gatsby

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Chapter 8 After such a tragic night with the accident both nick and Gatsby had a sleepless night. On the morning nick went to see Gatsby and he tells him that he stood outside until four o 'clock and nothing happened. Nick advice Gatsby as a friend that it 's better to leave town but he insist he won 't, and that he will wait for Daisy. Then he narrates to Nick the story about their love and how because of money Daisy married Tom and didn’t wait for him. After the long conversation nick was already late for work so leaves Gatsby’s home, and for the first time Gatsby decides to take a swim. At work Nick couldn’t have his mind straight thinking about Gatsby. Then nick starts to narrate what happened the night in George’s garage after myrtle’s death, and George tells Michealis he will find out and kill the person who killed myrtle. Wilson decides to go to Gatsby’s home and he sees him floating in his…show more content…
An Irony is evident in the eighth chapter of The Great Gatsby, due to the unexpected situation, when Wilson kills Gatsby; this episode is Ironic because of multiple reasons; At first readers should have expected instead for Tom to kill him due to the fact that Gatsby was having an affair with Daisy. On the other hand Wilson thinks when he kills Gatsby that he is avenging his wife 's deaths but that 's simply a misunderstanding and finally the murderer is the only character who seems to care about conventional morality and rules of socially acceptable behavior. In chapter eight Gatsby states that: "He couldn 't possibly leave Daisy until he knew what she was going to do. He was clutching at some last hope and I couldn 't bear to shake him free" (155). Through this quote it is evident the deep affection and love. that Gatsby feels towards daisy; He is unable to leave without first knowing what she wants from him. Additionally what makes these quote so important is that it defined Gatsby 's destiny, as if he had chosen to leave he may have still been
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