The Great Gatsby Suspense

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Chapter 1’s mood was suspenseful because there were so many events that started but never finished. Brian has some flashbacks that give the reader some background knowledge that is incomplete which adds suspense and many uprising questions that leave you wondering what happened or what is going to happen. For example, on page 2 and 3, Brian first introduces uncertainty to the reader when he says, “The thinking started. Always it started with a single word. Divorce… A breaking word, an ugly breaking word… he knew about his mother that had caused the divorce, what he knew… the secret.” The way Brian begins the subject, the secret that he knows about the divorce in a very suspenseful way because he leaves the reader wondering questions like:
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