The Facade of Gatsby’s Parties The figurative language and syntax on page 41 conveys the fallacy of the people at Gatsby's parties. Page 41 begins to describe one of Gatsby’s parties using many forms of figurative language. People arrive with their “hair shorn in strange new ways, and shawls beyond the dreams of Castile,” decked out in their fancy clothes, desperate to be the center of attention.
Fitzgerald incorporates imagery and metaphor in this passage to convey immutability of reality, no matter how grand one's imagination is. In Gatsby’s early life, he lived on a yacht in Lake Superior and attempted to work his way up to the upper class. He was in a “constant, turbulent riot” and was restless, unhappy with his current status. The juxtaposition of “grotesque and fantastic conceits” demonstrates the impalpable desires that a lower class member like himself wants in life. The verb “haunted” further develops the idea that his aspirations were unreachable, but his hope to escape the lower class made them seem possible.
Fitzgerald utilizes many rhetorical strategies throughout his novel. Specific to the excerpt the rhetorical strategies metaphor and personification are found to be used to strengthen Fitzgerald’s key themes of dreams and reality. Ultimately though, the rhetorical strategies and themes contribute to creating the effect that Gatsby is truly above the average man and that Gatsby, at least to Nick, is some amazing creature that grew from his dreams. The first instance of personification to be used in the passage is in the line, “I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever: I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart” This use of personification has the effect of
1. The first paragraph of Chapter 3 starts off with a glamorous description of Gatsby’s mansion party as oppose to the sudden violent conclusion from Chapter 2 where Tom broke Myrtle’s nose. A magical tone was created when Fitzgerald described, “In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among whispering and the champagne and the stars”(Fitzgerald). This created a magical tone because the comparison between the guests and moths highlights Gatsby’s Fitzgerald’s choice in frequently using action verbs helps create a sort of liveliness that Gatsby’s party brings. 2.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, parties are a reoccurring motif. Gatsby himself has many large parties. Many of the people at Gatsby’s parties have never even met him and are only interested in attending one of his parties. Baz Luhrmann’s film of The Great Gatsby captures the true essence of the Gatsby parties but differs from Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in the minute details about the time period that the parties take place in.
He narrates one of Nick’s “Saturday nights” filled with “dazzling parties” that stayed “so vividly” with him that he could still “hear the music and laughter” (179). Nick remembers one of many happy memories he had with Gatsby, mourning the loss of his best friend. The rhetorical device that Fitzgerald
Although the general outrageousness of the parties were meant to attract attendees, the main attraction was the ample amount of alcohol provided at these parties which is shown when Nick states that, “In the main hall a bar with a real brass rail was set up, and stocked with gins and liquors and with cordials so long forgotten that most of his female guests were too young to know one from the other.” In this text, Fitzgerald is showing the reader that Gatsby, who does not drink due to seeing a past friend typically intoxicated, does not give much thought to the law as he throws these parties despite the current
Compare and Contrast Gatsby’s Parties and Funeral In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Gatsby is known for throwing very lavish parties. There are many people there, music, dancing, drinking, and everyone always has a great time. The irony of Gatsby’s funeral is that even though Gatsby is thought to have many friends and an exciting life, he ends up dying alone. The differences between the parties and his funeral are that the parties are extravagant while the funeral is dull and that many people go to his parties but hardly anyone shows up to his funeral; the parties and funeral are alike because Daisy is one of the people who is wanted at both the most, but never shows up. Daisy goes to one of Gatsby’s parties after she realizes
In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author uses many differnt retorical devices to add a personal flare to his work. He uses diction, symbolism, and irony to adress many different themes. These themes include Materialism, The American Dream, and includes a sharp and biting ridicule on American society in the 1920’s. The main point of Fitzgerald, arguement is one where he sharply criticizes the Society of the time.
Scott Fitzgerald uses a larger part throughout this book is similes. This type of figurative language is also used quite a lot in order for the reader to better understand and grasp Fitzgerald 's idea for this book. By the comparisons being made it makes it easier for the reader to understand the books concept and the meaning of the book. “ Men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” this gives the reader a clear idea of the type of parties there were in this area.
When Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story, attends one of such gatherings he is awed by it and at the same time puzzled by the absence of the host. Gatsby is the only person who does not drink alcohol and is always in control of himself. Although he affects ease and relaxation, he is vigilant and watches over all the minutiae, such as replacing guest’s torn dress with a new one, so as to ensure that the illusion he creates will not be broken. He organises this magical event and it is held together by the force of his Romantic
Jay Gatsby, one of the main characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, is a wealthy man with dubious sources of money; Gatsby is renowned in New York due to the lavish parties he holds every friday in his mansion. These are spectacles that fully embody the wealth and glamour of the roaring twenties, and are narrated through the eyes of another character Nick Carraway, an ambitious 29 year old man that recently moved back to a corrupt new york in a cramped cottage next to Gatsby’s palace. After admiring the careless behaviour of the parties from a distance, Nick gets a personal invitation to Gatsby’s next party, he promptly becomes infatuated by the extravagant and frivolous lifestyle the parties portray, along with the superficial
Casandra Salazar Ms. Tobias English III GT 12 January 2017 The Great Gatsby After reading and watching The Great Gatsby, I gathered the dissemblance and alikeness in both the book and motion picture. As written in “The Great Gatsby”, the first example of similarity is that the book has the same theme to the “Roaring 20’s”. In the written book, Fitzgerald described the parties as huge and dramatic, where as in the movie, the directors did a fantastic job translating Fitzgerald’s words into a lavish visual spectacle of booze, sequins, and confetti.
There are several instances where deception creates a false sense of reality in both the book and movie. Fitzgerald writes his book in first person with Nick Carraway as the narrator. The book presents Nick as garrulous. Therefore, the reader sometimes would detect uncertainty since the entire story is told by Nick. However, in the novel, Nick states "I am one of the few honest people I have ever known" (Fitzgerald 63).