Then Fitzgerald distorts that image as he describes the attendees as “men and girls came and went like moths”. By using the word moth, which conjures up an image of an annoying creatures, Fitzgerald shows that the parties are more of a nuisance than welcomed guests. Furthermore, the people seem to blend in with each other and seem more like a “sea-change of faces and voices
The Great Gatsby novel is considered one of the most popular and successful novels of The Twentieth Century. " The rattling or golden Century that knows as a Roaring Twenties because of the economic boom of the first World War". " F. Scott Fitzgerald, who is one of the greatest writers in America and twentieth century, born in 1896. " He was more interested in love, desire, and domestic life". " He published his first book when he was 23 years old, and he was one of the American greatest dreamers".
In fact, Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda was a flapper. He liked her because he was attracted to the hard-partying, and jazz lifestyle. All flappers smoked and drank a lot in public, and joked sexually. Many bystanders were all balled up. They wore clothes that were very revealing and flamboyant, showing a lot of leg.
This gives us the impression that the people at Gatsby’s party are moving around without purpose. Moths also follow the light wherever they go. Fitzgerald compares Gatsby’s guests to moths which means that they are attracted to the party’s brightness and popularity but they are also leading themselves
Gatsby believed that by alluring Daisy with money and his apparently luxurious and rich lifestyle she adored, he could have caused her to leave her husband and be with him. In the beginning, Gatsby did everything in his power to become the man Daisy would want to be with, from risking his reputation and obtaining his wealth in questionable ways, to buying a grand mansion across from her own and throwing parties in simple hopes of her attendance, Gatsby was willing to do whatever it took to acquire his illusion of happiness. However, Gatsby’s desire to have what, he assumed, would make him happy intensifies once he rekindled his affair with Daisy as he was even more determined to prove she never loved and her husband and would leave him for Gatsby without hesitation. This great aspiration became the sole focus of Gatsby’s life and caused him to do outrages
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby”, took place in the 1920’s. It represented all the different level’s of class during the roaring twenties. There was one specific wish everyone had in mind, and that was the “American dream”. A wish that every American citizen would have the equal amount of opportunities, to attain wealth and success through hard work and ambition. This novel symbolizes how wealth and fortune offers some individuals an unequal privilege.
The kind of love that resists everything even families and loyalties. The adoration Tony felt for Maria and Romeo for Juliet made them challenge their families, their companions and their society. Their adoration is strong and compelling, to such an extent that it made them rebel against themselves. The first instances where the love story begins in both stories is at a party. In Romeo and Juliet it is the ball held at the Capulet’s house, where Romeo and his friends sneak into to enjoy the fun until Romeo catches sight of this beautiful girl, Juliet, who he cannot keep his eyes off of.
The novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the film The Great Gatsby, directed by Jack Clayton in 1974, are two classic creations of the same tale. Both stories occur during the Roaring 20’s when the economy was booming, and money was flowing. “F. Scott Fitzgerald 's novel, The Great Gatsby, follows Jay Gatsby, a man who orders his life around one desire: to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier. Gatsby 's quest leads him from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death,” (Maurer, Cliffnotes, 2018, para.
In the scene which Gatsby shows her his expensive shirts, she responds by saying, "They 're such beautiful shirts it makes me sad because I have never seen such beautiful shirts.” Daisy is over excited about how rich Gatsby is and could no longer contain herself. “The beautiful shirts” represented wealth and when Daisy sobs into the shirt, it is displaying her interest in materialism. Gatsby knows Wolfsheim, this in fact links him with the underworld business. Gatsby tells Nick that Wolfsheim is his ‘friend’ and a ‘gambler’ so we know he’s aware of his habits and lifestyle but is still close to him. Gatsby’s acceptance indicate that perhaps he lives in a similar lifestyle as he seems so casual about it and has some connection to bootlegging, showing his extreme wealth is probably not honestly
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby is set during the 1920’s in Long Island, New York. Nick Carraway, the narrator, tells the story of Jay Gatsby and his love for Daisy Buchanan. The novel begins with a little of Nick’s childhood and the setting. After the introduction to the novel, in Chapter 3 is where we meet our protagonist; Jay Gatsby. Nick and his friend Jordan go to one of Gatsby’s lavish parties where by accident they meet him.