Author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, in his novel, The Great Gatsby, recounts the story of two love-struck people through another character called Nick. Fitzgerald’s purpose is to show how different characters change throughout the story by using many rhetorical elements like descriptive imagery, the choice of strong diction, and metaphors/similes. The author focuses on the characterization of three main characters which are Gatsby, Daisy, and Nick because they are seemingly connected. These characterizations relate back to the themes of achieving the American Dream that is to be rich and powerful but still have love and a family to come home to every night. Even though many of the characters have changed and evolved throughout the story, some of them
At in the first place, Gatsby abuses her want for a protected social position so as to win her love, and through it, her cash. In spite of the fact that poverty stricken, he utilizes a fanciful fortune to persuade her that he is "a man from much an indistinguishable strata from herself" (156). Trusting they are socially equivalent, Daisy never again has any misgivings about drawing near to Gatsby, who soon begins to look all starry eyed at her. After finding Gatsby 's façade, Daisy quickly "vanishes… into her rich full life" (157), staying "protected and pleased over… poor people" (156). Her recusal into the extravagances of high society reflects both her dread of dejection and scorn for the penurious.
After attending a ball on the invitation of the Marquis d’Andervilliers, Emma keeps a cigar box dropped by one of the guests as a reminder of the luxurious life she could have had. Having tasted a sample of high-society, Emma fantasizes about life in Paris and grows irritated by the mediocracy of her marriage. Emma’s desperation manifests itself into a physical illness, which prompts Charles to move to Yonville to give his beloved wife a change of
The success of This Side of Paradise emblemed his writing career began to work on track. In 1924, Fitzgerald and Zelda migrated to France and lived a profligate lifestyle. Also, they lived a crazy life, there was lots of newspaper reporting their crazy behaviors such as jumping into a public fountain and danced in wet clothes on a table or being expelled from the landlord because of making too much noise. However, good time didn’t last long. While Fitzgerald was focusing on creating his novel The Great Gatsby, Zelda attended many parties and made many male friends.
He drank excessively, only the most superb drinks of course, or he served large amounts to large quantities of people. Gatsby, following his creator’s perspective of romanticism, was all about finding his love. Gatsby had a forbidden love named Daisy who was married, but this did not stop Gatsby from achieving what he wanted. He thrived off of his lust for her and her world of seduction that captivated him. Gatsby had a belief that he may win Daisy’s heart if he was able to possess wealth.
This is because of the bickering and arguing between friends who think they are all the same species. The fly in the poem even makes a joke to this matter. It says, “ ‘Silly dunce!’ said the fly. ‘What bug ever flew? Those are fireflies.
One thing that the movie does very well is show how Gatsby believes that past can be repeated and is still longing for Daisy. He is bringing Daisy to his party and too his house to show her that he has the wealth now to provide for her and that he can please her more than Tom can. The movie makes it evident that Gatsby still believes that Daisy never loved Tom and that she only loved him and shows that when Gatsby and Nick confront each other. The director also did a tremendous job in showing Tom, Daisy, and Jordan’s carelessness in every situation especially Myrtles death. How they let everyone clean up the mess by leaving and removing themselves from the situation when Gatsby is killed especially.
Why blind love? You can really tell the boyfriend is admiring her with light in his eyes. Also they are both enjoying the moment and are not caring what is going around them. You can tell the era is the Rococo era by way they are dressed in the 18th century clothes it’s so Marie Antoinette like clothing so flamboyant, so extravagant. By the clothing of the girl in the swing and her boyfriend and the their you can tell these people are not ordinary people, but aristocrats of the that era.
There, he interacts with a multitude of New York socialites. When describing the party’s atmosphere, people, and refreshments, Fitzgerald undercuts the evident glamour to reveal the rather hopeless and hollow reality of the lives of New York elites. In a surprising turn of events, the initially alluring party turns into utter chaos when the ambience changes from a lighthearted party to the scene of an accident. Upon arrival, guests head to the garden outside, where the “bar is in full swing” (40) with “floating rounds of cocktails.” (40) As avid party goers, these guests are already accustomed to the lifestyle. Similar to the ‘floating’ beverages, guests find themselves ‘floating’ around the city, going from party to party, not knowing what else to do with their lives, which have become meaningless.
Wanting to gain status, Gatsby shows his wealth by throwing extravagant parties and purchasing expensive items to display. To announce himself as a man of wealth to the New York upper class, he purchases a “factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden” (5), his mansion in West Egg. It is here that he chooses to throw parties every weekend, where everyone shows up, though rarely people are actually invited. It is here that he is able to show off the true extent of his wealth to other rich folk. For example, in his library, he has a collection of “absolutely real” books, rather than “durable cardboard” (45), expected by Owl Eye, and attendant of one of Gatsby’s parties.