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Foreshadowing In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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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. In Chapters 1 and 2 Nick states “Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, … represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.” 2. In chapters 7 and 8, Tom learns about the affair between Daisy and Gatsby. Nick points out the irony of losing both women in his…show more content…
One example of foreshadowing in the novel is in chapter 4 when Nick is introduced to Mr. Wolfsheim, a gambler who is friends with Gatsby and who, according to Gatsby, “fixed the world’s series back in 1919”. This suggests that Gatsby got his wealth through illegal actions, which we learn to be true later in the book. 2. There is another example of foreshadowing in chapter 7 which foreshadows Gatsby’s death. “Gatsby stood in the centre of the crimson carpet and gazed around with fascinated eyes.” A crimson carpet could be associated with blood or death, and with Gatsby in the center of it, this can be connected to foreshadowing his death. B. Literary element use and effect in 2nd Piece of Literature 1. Since the Jelly Bean came out several years before The Great Gatsby, when Jim encounters Nancy and falls in love with her, this foreshadows The Great Gatsby since this is a similar theme and the woman in both stories are of a higher class than the men in love with them. 2. When Nancy gets herself in debt and Jim covers for her, she gives him a kiss although they both know it didn’t really mean anything. The way Nancy got Jim to cover for her debt could foreshadow that she didn’t truly care for him and was simply using
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