The Great Gatsby Rhetorical Analysis Chapter 1

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Summer Reading Assignment: The Great Gatsby Chapter #6- Select a passage that reveals the nature of the narrator. Discuss how this passage contributes to your understanding of the work as a whole. Identify the narrator’s tone and literary strategies that shape it; comment on the narrator’s purpose in this chapter, as well as the effect the narrator is having on your reactions to the events and characters. “He told me all this very much later, but I’ve put it down here with the idea of exploding those first wild rumors about his antecedents, which weren’t even faintly true. Moreover he told it to me at a time of confusion, when I had reached the point of believing everything and nothing about him. So I take advantage of this short halt, while…show more content…
This passage describes how Nick does not know what to make of Gatsby because of all the misconceptions and rumors that have been made towards him. There is only one metaphor in this passage and it describes how the narrator, Nick, wrote everything down that Gatsby told him about his past so as to “explode” the false rumors about Gatsby. This passage reveals to me that the book itself is a of biography of Gatsby by Nick because of the phrase in the first sentence that says Nick has “put it all down here”. So as to create the feeling throughout the book that the reader is experiencing the book in third person point of view as well as first person. Also another thing this passage reveals to me that Nick is fascinated by Gatsby yet even though he knows more about his past than anybody in the book Nick still feels as though he knows nothing about Gatsby. Chapter #7- Select a passage that utilizes symbolism. Discuss how this passage contributes to your understanding of the work as a whole, and comment on the effect of the symbol(s) on the overall meaning of the novel “Was Daisy
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