The Great Gatsby Situational Irony Analysis

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In the sixth chapter of the great Gatsby, Daisy, Nick, and Tom both go to one of Jay Gatsby’s parties. There, she danced with Gatsby and sat at tables with Nick when Gatsby had to take a phone call. Even though Daisy attended Gatsby’s party, “‘she didn’t have a good time’” (page 109). Gatsby expected Daisy to enjoy herself but got proven wrong, this represents situational irony, F. Scott Fitzgerald utilizes this form of irony to portray how Daisy requires some form of material object for her to feel happy, as shown in this chapter, she had the only option to socialize, which “She saw something awful in the very simplicity she failed to understand” (page 107). Situational irony also gets illustrated in this section of the chapter because wealthy

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