It turns out that Tom has a lover named “Myrtle Wilson”, who lives in the “Valley of ashes”, a unfriendly dumping ground between West Egg and New York City. Just a little while after, Nick travels to New York City with Tom and Myrtle. It is a very weird experience for him as he experiments with a lot of alcohol, and moral issues. Not long after the experience, he receives an invitation to one of Gatsby´s huge and legendary parties. He meet up with Jordan Baker at the party and they start too look after Gatsby himself.
His nearby neighbor in West Egg is a secretive man named Gatsby, who lives in an rich Gothic manor and has extravagant gatherings each Saturday night. Nick is not at all like other occupants of West Egg. He was instructed at Yale and has social associations in East Egg, a stylish territory of Long Island home to the set up high society. The most crucial part is the meeting of Gatsby. 2.
He says “too long been blind to those for whom I was searching” ( exodus. 1225-1226). Because of oedipus’s hubris he was blind to all the warnings and signs given to him. He thought he escaped the prophecy, and so everything Jocasta, the messenger and Tiresias said meant nothing to him. He refused to see, so he blinds himself as he figuratively was throughout the whole
Which in the end resulted in a very unfitting demise for Gatsby and Myrtle. Nick is not an honest storyteller but he is a reliable narrator because throughout the story he has been judgemental towards others and not saying the full truth or truly giving the reader the satisfaction of knowing his feelings. In the beginning, he said this “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.” (Pg.1). Thus from the very beginning of the novel, Nick was stating he had to reserve all judgments but as the reader continues to read on this statement turns out to be false as he in multiple occasions judges a character such as Tom, Gatsby, and Daisy. Nick is a reliable narrator though he tells the full truth all the way to the end well at least to the reader not actually to the characters in the novel.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, main character Jay Gatsby is blinded by the fantasy of transforming himself into a famous figure of wealth and social status and, as a result, winning over his love, Daisy. When Gatsby fails to reach these goals, his fantasy world comes crumbling down. Therefore, Gatsby is essentially an idealist who is destroyed by his inability to accept reality. Gatsby’s
Jay Gatsby seemingly has achieved everything, going from an unsuccessful working class family, to a millionaire known for his parties. Yet even after all he has accomplished, he still desires more and more. This begs the question as to what does one want when they have everything? The answer, at least according to Jay Gatsby, is to change his own history. The evolution of Gatsby’s desires show that Fitzgerald believed the American Dream could easily become addicting.
The Great Gatsby Spark Chart F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Period: 1925/Modernism Form, Structure, and Plot: Exposition The story is told as a flashback through the eyes of Nick Carraway who tells us of a story between a young soldier (Gatsby) and a Southern Belle (Daisy). Story set in summer of 1922. Rising Action Gatsby’s extravagant parties and fancy clothes begin to cause Daisy to start falling for Gatsby again. Nick agrees to set up an arrangement with Daisy for Gatsby. Climax Tom confronts Gatsby about his “secret” meetings with Daisy at the Plaza Hotel resulting in the two arguing.
This proves that Nick is not very involved. He leaves the two alone after realizing that they are so entranced with each other. Another example is when Nick kept all of his thoughts about the affair to himself. If he would have told Daisy, many of the problems would have been resolved. She would leave Tom for Gatsby.
The reader feels as if it isn’t his fault when indeed it is. If one were to just take as step back and think about the Buggers they would realize they really know nothing about them. One may also realize that diplomacy was never discussed but instead violence was the immediate
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.