Nick: “It was a strange coincidence,” I said. “But it wasn’t a coincidence at all.” “Why not?” “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay.” Then it had not been just the stars to which he had aspired on that June night. He came alive to me, delivered suddenly from the womb of his purposeless splendor. "He wants to know," continued Jordan, "if you 'll invite Daisy to your house some afternoon and then let him come over. "But Nick is clearly swept up by the idea that Gatsby 's passion for Daisy is driven by overwhelming love out of love or obsessiveness, Gatsby kept a scrapbook of memorabilia about Daisy.
From extract 2,”My house was at the very tip of the egg, only fifty yards from the Sound, and squeezed between two huge places that rented for twelve or fifteen thousand a season. The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard — it was 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. It was Gatsby’s mansion.”In this quotation, we can see a very indisputable contrast between Gatsby and Nick’s house. Nick’s house was only fifty yards squeezed between two buildings while Gatsby’s was something close to an awfully opulent house with grand gates and a wondrous swimming pool. The use of the phrase “colossal affair” when describing Gatsby’s house, reflects how hard Gatsby is trying to show off his wealth in a certain kind of way.
"Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay." The impression of a stalker was conveyed of Gatsby, he was craving to possess Daisy even though their relationship was long past gone since she was already a married woman. However, Gatsby puts countless effort to accomplish his dream of reuniting with Daisy. The fortune he gained was established in order for Daisy to acknowledge him. Gatsby would always organize flashy parties, letting random strangers in and hoping one day Daisy would “wander” into his “over the top affairs” parties.
III. The “Other” Houses: The Foil of the Main Houses The Buchanan' s home is a foil to Gatsby, it is in their abode that the reader can discern what is distasteful about Gatsby's. Their house, hold in its architecture, everything that exhibits Gatsby mansion as vulgar and counterfeit. For instance, even though their houses exhibits some European attributes, - its french windows, and its Georgian Colonial architecture, it is distinctly American. The “lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front-door for a quarter mile, jumping over sundials and brick-walks and burning gardens- finally when it reached the house drifting up the side in bright vines as though from the momentum of it's run.
He uses money to upgrade himself to be in Daisy’s social class. He buys a mansion, fancy car, hosts parties not only to attract her but to make himself happy. The mansion, the car and other assets are aimed at making him happy and earning respect from others. He does favours: invites Nick to Coney Island, cut his lawn when he had a secret invitation to meet Daisy at Nick’s house among others. From this, we see that Gatsby has no regards for money and will go through all means to achieve his happiness or love for Daisy.
“The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied.” (1). People have their own perspectives on their own way of living. And sometimes prefer to be isolated. Sometimes, people who wanted to be isolated may talk unusually.
Jay Gatsby resides in a house, more accurately described as a mansion, that is “a colossal affair by any standard...spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden.” (Fitzgerald 5). His life of grandeur and his enormous estate are often composed of extravagant parties. “There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” (Fitzgerald 39). His party guests consist of those residing in the West Egg.
Nick get 's invited to his neighbor 's house for an extravagant party and he is instantly hooked and drawn into a plot carefully orchestrated by Gatsby in an attempt to lure Daisy back into his life. We will later discover that Gatsby left nothing to chance and that he had spent years planning for his return into Daisy 's life, hoping that he can win her back, earn her affection and dazzle her with his newly acquired wealth, charms and impeccable manners. He even bought a luxurious villa right across the pond from her home, where he spends time observing her through a spyglass. And, his plan seems to be working for a while; his wild, spare - no - expense, lavish parties and his mysterious demeanor seem to swoon Daisy who is unhappy with her philandering husband. His love for Daisy is obsessive and over barring, his hopes unrealistic and his attentions become a burden.
Furthermore, men did all the shopping and doings outside of the house. Men were the only ones allowed a formal education as well. Men had a special room in the house just for themselves which no women can enter except for slaves and entertainers were let in. The room was used for relaxing male guests and loafing around. Next, for the women, they spent most of their lives in the house.
The Great Gatsby Have you ever wondered why Gatsby decided to come back and find Daisy? In the book, The Great Gatsby, written by Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby pursues to find his ex-lover Daisy by buying a house and throwing massive parties across the bay hoping she would wander into his party sometime. Gatsby has a true love for Daisy and he is very eager to find her so he uses Nick as a way to reel her into his hands. The main character Nick is seen throughout the novel as a bystander and Gatsby’s new good friend. Seen by Gatsby’s hopefulness to see Daisy there is a definite feeling of love between him and her based upon their past feelings for each other.
Question 3: In Chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby, Nick and a few other cordially invited guests attend a party hosted by the ever so famous Jay Gatsby. His purpose is to catch the attention of and ultimately win over the heart of his past lover, Daisy, even though she is married to Tom Buchanan. He feels as though their previous departure was misguided and that they truly belong together. He strives for this goal throughout the entire story and is willing to do whatever it takes to get her back, after all, the sole purpose of him buying a house in West Egg was to be closer to Daisy. When Nick and Jordan arrived at the party, they were taken aback by all the luxuries in the Gatsby residence.