"Mr. Gatz and the minister and [Nick] in the limousine, and a little later, four or five servants(pg. 182)" showed up to Gatsby's funeral. This shows that Gatsby did not find friends, happiness, nor love with all the money that he had. In the novel, Gatsby was "friends" with Mr. Wolfshiem, and had hundreds of people over to his parties, yet none of these characters showed up to his funeral; not even Daisy who told him she loved him. Gatsby had a fortune but he never found happiness with it.
Jay is charming yet mysterious, he throws lavish parties with hundreds of people yet no one has ever seen Gatsby. Jay Gatsby tries to be something he is not, he lives a life of lies and drives himself more and more into a false sense of reality throughout the story. In the beginning of the story, Jay Gatsby is a mystery and we are left wondering what is up with this Gatsby man that everyone talks about yet no one knows. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as the
He could not see through Daisy’s selfishness and thus allowed Daisy to use him to relive her glory days. Jay was blinded by his love for the Daisy he used to know, and later died, still blinded by the past. Lastly, in chapter 26, Foster explains how authors tend to put irony into many works of literature, he claims, “Nearly all writers employ irony sometimes, although the frequency of occurrence varies greatly” (Foster 244). There are a lot of ironies present in The Great Gatsby, Nick states, “Nobody came” (Fitzgerald 186). Jay Gatsby threw huge parties in which many people attended.
In “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” Neil Gaiman has two young men stumble across a transgender party unknowingly, and he demonstrates this by giving the readers an unreliable narrator, how the girls at the party looked, and having Vic a “ladies’ man” cry after going upstairs with a girl. Neil Gaiman gives the reader Enn as an unreliable narrator, who has very little experience with girls
The rich exhibit no depth in any of the relationships they make. Hundreds repeatedly attend Gatsby’s parties, yet only one person comes to Gatsby’s funeral showing the superficiality of their relationship with Gatsby. Every relationship the people of the upper class make is only to benefit themselves. When faced with problems in a relationship, they run from them. Nick sees this in Tom and Daisy after Gatsby’s death and remarks, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money” (Fitzgerald,
Money's the motivation, because it allowed Gatsby to win back Daisy’s heart. “She vanished into her rich house, into her rich full life, leaving Gatsby - nothing.” (P. 149) This quotation shows how Daisy is a rich girl and when Gatsby was young he had nothing, which made him want to get rich, and get the girl he always loved. In addition to that, he bought a big house just to impress Daisy; He also bought up a lot of side-street drug stores in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter just to get the money he needed to be wealthy. This shows how desperate Gatsby is to get the fortune, risking the danger of going to jail. Not to mention that he wants to be able to throw parties all the time, which costs money; Hoping that Daisy would just wander in someday.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a book published on April 10, 1925. The Great Gatsby is commenting on the social times of the 1920’s. Fitzgerald does this by using the 1920’s social standards of gender roles and ethnic prejudices to recreate the rebellious time of the Roaring Twenties’. This book is narrated by Nick, who is also a character within the story and he tells his point of view on the story of Gatsby’s life. Gatsby, as a poor fellow, falls in love with a high class women and loses her but never stops loving her.
Jaleel Louis Mrs. Kierez Period 2 December 14, 2017 Title: The Great Gatsby In the book, "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald explains a story about money, love, and hollowness of the upper class. Corruption and carelessness is seen throughout the story, the cause of that is from money. Can money really change someone? The Great Gatsby has characters that express either wickedness or honesty, which are Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy. Money can lead to a life of selfishness and corruption.
In particular, after the death of Jay Gatsby, none of the hundreds of partygoers or even his closest friends attended the funeral.This is ironic in the sense that he lived this pretentious, lavish lifestyle, yet his funeral lacked the luster and grandeur the populous parties he had hosted once had . Nick was only one who does not run off when the aftermath of their summer commences and is left as Gatsby’s only true friend. As Nick states ”they were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smash up things and creatures and then retreat back into their money.” This suggests that when actions that could be detrimental to their social status are threatened, they flee to avoid the truth.They do this solely to keep up the illusion that everything is
The Great Gatsby, written by author F. Scott Fitzgerald and first published in 1926, discerningly captures the great post-war economic growth in America as well as the distorted worldview of society on social stratification. More often than not, social position and role is based on financial means, however, in reality it involves a combination of upbringing, education, and association, and each individual has a set of duties to face and fulfill. This classic tale is but nothing short of a cynical commentary of the American Dream, exposing its corrupt reality and unattainability, where success is in fact ultimately dependent on one’s position within the social hierarchy. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald affirms that social position and role is