4.03 Developing Theme Thesis Statement F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and The Jelly Bean both use Irony, Foreshadowing, and symbolism to describe how many people’s endeavor to achieve great wealth and class drove people’s decisions in the 1920s. I. Main Idea for 1st Body Paragraph: Irony A. Literary element use and effect in novel 1. Nick’s relationship to Gatsby is an example of irony because Nick tells the story about Gatsby, but he doesn’t like him.
Jay Gatsby, the protagonist in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, is trapped in a romantic haze where he is unable to see the events happening around realistically. This haze prevents Gatsby from making true connections with the objects and people that surround him. Gatsby 's wanting to recreate the past, his unrealistic dreams of Daisy, his need to connect with nature, and his desire to be rich demonstrate his being a romantic dreamer, thereby restraining him from making realistic connections with others.
During the tea meeting and tour of Gatsby’s mansion set up for Daisy and Gatsby set up by Nick it is clear that Gatsby is acting differently than normal. Nick gets the sense that he is embarrassed by Daisy’s clear happiness to see him again. By the end of the night it is clear the Nick that the reunion of the two (Gatsby and Daisy) has changed both of their lives forever. But Nick sense in a peculiar way that Daisy might not feel the same way about Gatsby. Gatsby spent the last five years on one goal alone.
In chapter six of the great gatsby a lot of the motives, characteristics and other important attributes of the characters were revealed in the chapter. At the beginning of chapter six the reader and Nick learn that everything about Gatsby was a lie; even his name. We learn that he didn’t inherit any money, lived on a farm in North Dakota, and his real name is James Gatz. Gatsby’s motives were to become extremely rich and win the love of Daisy. He does this by lying to everyone to convince them that he is old money, putting him higher up the social ladder to get Daisy to notice him.
At the beginning of the chapter, Nick notices that Gatsby has ceased having his iconic parties, and soon learns that it is because Gatsby no longer needs them to attract Daisy 's attention. On the hottest day of the summer, Tom, Daisy, Gatsby, Jordan and Nick all get together at the Buchanan house for lunch. Throughout the course of the afternoon, Tom’s suspicions are solidified when he realises that Daisy and Gatsby are having an affair, and from then on he sets out to win her back. Upon Daisy’s request, they decide to go to New York for the day, and Nick rides with Jordan and Tom in Gatsby’s car, while Gatsby and Daisy ride together in Tom’s car. While stopping for gas, Tom and Nick learn that Mr. Wilson is aware of his wife’s infidelity
In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are important themes. One of the is carelessness, which examines the characters in The Great Gatsby who do not pay attention and are blinded from the realities of the world by their wealth, and this causes them to act in ways that are construed as careless. One character who displays the carelessness theme is Tom Buchanan. Tom Buchanan is an arrogant cheater, hypocritical bully, and he is selfish. Tom continually displays careless behavior towards the Wilsons, Gatsby, and especially towards his wife Daisy.
In the book The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he uses a literary device called a flashback. He used the flashback to tell Mr. Jay Gatsby’s past story to the narrator Nick Carraway while they were at lunch. The flashback was not told by Mr. Gatsby himself but, by one of his and Nick’s friend Jordan Baker. The use of the flashback in the story provided answers to some of the questions in the book. Questions such as to why Mr. Gatsby throws elaborate parties and why he was suddenly interested in Mr. Nick Carraway.
There are various passages regarding the effects of characters struggling with illusion and reality. As Nick and Gatsby are driving, Gatsby tells Nick all about his worldly lifestyle and about all of his accomplishments, such as being educated at Oxford and receiving a war decoration from “every Allied government - even Montenegro, little Montenegro down on the Adriatic Sea!” (Fitzgerald). Gatsby also describes how he “lived like a young rajah in all the capitals of Europe — Paris, Venice, Rome — collecting jewels, chiefly rubies, hunting big game, painting a little” (Fitzgerald). Nick believes Gatsby to be lying; he thinks that all of his accomplishments and experiences sound too outrageous to be true.
During the 1920s, people seeking wealth flocked to large cities in an attempt to fulfill their dreams. Those that became wealthy, although technically part of the upper class, lacked the idiosyncrasies associated with their class. F. Scott Fitzgerald illustrates these differences in The Great Gatsby and explains how being wealthy doesn’t necessarily make one part of high society. In West Egg, many of the inhabitants lack the subtlety and elegance the old aristocracy and the inhabitants of East Egg demonstrate.