1. “I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father said snobbishly, and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth.’ Ch.1 Analysis: nick is tying to say that Money isn’t always what people are born into; especially in this time people who are born into money are considered the upper class and above all. Some people are just a better person in general even without being born into a rich family he doesn’t know if a person has to be born into wealth to have natural class or just be classy on their own.
The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis The Roaring Twenties was a period of rowdiness and economic prosperity. Memories lived on in New York City. The Great Gatsby proved this point in various situations, including the stupendous and extravagant parties. Located in West Egg of Long Island, a home made of millions of dollars belonged to Jay Gatsby. He was one to experience all types of emotions and events during his short lifetime.
The hit song “1000 Years” by Christina Perri, has many ties to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s character Jay Gatsby, from his novel The Great Gatsby. One of the strongest ties is clear when the speaker in “1000 years” says, “I have died everyday, waiting for you / Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years” (Perri 8-9). In the song, the speaker claims that she has loved the listener for a very long time and has been patiently waiting for that person’s arrival. Similarly, in The Great Gatsby, after Gatsby answers Daisy’s question of how long it has been since they have seen each other Nick says, “The automatic quality of Gatsby’s answer set us all back at least another minute” (Fitzgerald 92).
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.
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald contains multiple symbols that are significant throughout the story. The green light, the eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg, the Valley of Ashes, and East and West Egg are all symbols that teach us about the society and the characters in the novel. One significance that surrounds the overall basis of the story is the biblical references of the symbols. The eyes being the eyes of god, the valley of ashes referring to “the valley of death” in the bible, and East and West Egg representing the difference in old money versus new money.
The novel being discussed is ‘The Great Gatsby’ written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The character being portrayed in this task is Jay Gatsby or James Gatz (former name) he is a very mysterious and suspicious individual and is the main character in the novel. He is in love with a woman named Daisy, who he met 5 years ago and was planning to marry but had to leave her and sail for war, he promised to return but was too late as she had married Tom Buchannan. He then traveled all over Europe, sulking in his sorrows, trying to forget Daisy. He then bought a house on West Egg across the lake from Daisy’s house.
Speakeasies and Bootlegging The big roar of the 1920’s was caused by the secret and silent violation of prohibition laws happening behind the scenes. The prohibition act passed in January 1920 caused many to roam to speakeasies where illegal liquor was sold and consumed. The name came from bartenders telling people to “speak easy” about the bars in public. They were kept hidden often claiming to sell soft drinks and coffee. To get into most speakeasies you would have to recite a password and once inside the party began, most speakeasies included jazz bands and flappers dancing, they were still cautious even drinking from tea cups in case the police barged in.
The American Dream involves putting all your effort and hopes into accomplishing an impractical but meaningful goal. The novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald explores the American Dream through the eyes of James Gatsby. The novel The Great Gatsby, by author F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about a wealthy man named James Gatz,also known as Gatsby, who tries to win back his love Daisy, who has married another man named Tom. Gatsby throws huge parties to try to show off his wealth and lifestyle to catch Daisy’s eye, however, after Daisy and Gatsby finally reunite, an accident that occurs while the two are in Gatsby’s car ultimately results in Gatsby’s death. Fitzgerald uses symbolism, simile, and metaphor throughout his novel to express how Gatsby’s dream was mainly materialistic and he wasn’t able to fully achieve his dream or find fulfillment.
The american dream is when someone can do anything or be anything through something is work for .I think the American Dream is something that you 're looking towards to and work to get it. The American Dream in gatsby was that gatsby use so much of his time to get attention and to get with daisy but it end up failing. Nick point to view of gatsby was “Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn”. (Chapter 1, pg.5)
“Most affectations conceal something eventually, even though they don’t in the beginning…” (pg. 57). The world of the 1920’s required that one disguise one’s true self for an incarnation that people would lust over. In his novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald suggests that portraying oneself as someone they are not will raise questions and uncertainty in those they meet. In the passage where Nick meets Gatsby for the first time (pg.48 ) Nick observes Gatsby’s smile and the effect it has on him. The details about Gatsby’s smile conveys that Nick, at first is charmed by the Gatsby’s warmth, but soon sees through his facade despite Gatsby’s efforts to ingratiate himself to Nick.
Topic sentence: In the novel The Great Gatsby, the author Fitzgerald uses metaphor and simile as literary techniques to demonstrate the theme of society and class during the early 1920’s. Point 1 link topic sentence: The Jazz Age was considered to be a generation of music, celebrations, greed and pleasure. Fitzgerald describes this period of events through various uses of metaphors and similes to successfully create an image and the importance it had on society and class during the early 1920’s.
Antithesis is a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect F Scott. Fitzgerald employs this technique to contrast the character of Nick Carraway with that of the overarching themes present in the society that are also possessed by the other individual characters. This society is steeped in the social stratification and conspicuous materialism that is characteristic of the jazz age of the 1920’s. “These characters… constitute America itself as it moves into the jazz age” , and just like the society that was looking to increase in prosperity, the individual characters in the Great Gatsby were also in pursuit of acquiring and maintaining this money, status and social prestige.