Risk taking, ground breaking changes, and wild parties are all important aspects of the 1920’s. The massive parties that included dancing, alcohol, and a house full of strangers were so essential to this magical era that F. Scott fitzgerald made them a key element in his book, “The Great Gatsby.” These extravagant parties that Jay Gatsby was notorious for hosting, attracted strangers from all corners of New York to take part in these luxurious events. These parties were so popular and well known in the eastern New York area that they basically become Gatsby’s trademark. Upon hearing the name “Gatsby” guests did not visualize the face of a young man, but rather envisioned the wild parties he threw. Gatsby’s name was incessantly linked to a good time.
Wanting to gain status, Gatsby shows his wealth by throwing extravagant parties and purchasing expensive items to display. To announce himself as a man of wealth to the New York upper class, he purchases a “factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden” (5), his mansion in West Egg. It is here that he chooses to throw parties every weekend, where everyone shows up, though rarely people are actually invited. It is here that he is able to show off the true extent of his wealth to other rich folk. For example, in his library, he has a collection of “absolutely real” books, rather than “durable cardboard” (45), expected by Owl Eye, and attendant of one of Gatsby’s parties.
This poem is about using materialism to win over the affection of someone, which is exactly what Gatsby tries to do. To begin with, the first glance we get of Gatsby is his extravagant parties. Gatsby uses parties to show off his wealth, hoping that it will grasp Daisy 's attention. "On week-ends his Rolls Royce became on omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains" (39; Ch 3). Gatsby throws extravagant parties to try to give off the illusion that he is old money.
Gatsby is madly in love with Daisy and spends his abbreviated life in a desperate act to get her to leave Tom and be with him. Most of the people in the book are practically dripping with money and they an abundance of their time spent getting wasted drunk and tossing their money in all directions. The author of this novel, Fitzgerald bring out the issue of waste in the “American Dream” with energy, opportunities and own possessions with his literary devices. Notably, with new inventions and a high demand for cars and electricity, energy went down the drain rapid in the story, “The Great Gatsby”. The
Fitzgerald makes it apparent throughout the novel that Gatsby does everything in hopes to compete against Tom and impress Daisy. For example, Gatsby throws lavish parties every weekend with the hope that Daisy will stumble in, and then they will be reunited and return to their old ways. Additionally, when Gatsby moves to the West Egg, he purposefully purchases an extravagant mansion near the Buchanan’s mansion where he can view their emerald light on his dock. Throughout the duration of The Great Gatsby, Gatsby noticeably envies Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s husband, for seizing the life that Gatsby was not able to achieve. Gatsby longs to return to the passionate relationship they had five years prior and maybe even create a family similar to the family Daisy has with Tom.
Reading magazines about celebrities, and almost all the pictures in them were taken by the paparazzi. The documentary also reported what some consumers think, one girl said: “You know you don’t have to look, but you’re just curious” (2012). If we take all these examples and put them together in one frame we can see exactly how the author managed to reflect to his audience his argument. He showed us how the celebrities suffer from the paparazzi, and how the paparazzi do that for a living, because they can easily sell their work with huge amounts of money just because the consumers are always there waiting for the latest scoops and gossips about celebrities. I think that Kevin Mazur did a great job in presenting his argument and supporting it; however, I believe he could have done better if he added the opinions of sociology or psychology experts on the effects of the consumers on the media, to show how the consumer has a big influence on the media as a whole, and how his or her current behavior and critical attitude is affecting it
Many wealthy, and often wild people attend these large social events held by Mr. Gatsby. Some of the guests even come lacking an invitation, “Sometimes they came and went without having met Gatsby at all, came for the party with a simplicity of heart that was its own ticket of admission.” (41) The people coming and going is testament to the sheer size and prominence of the parties. Gatsby not only uses the festivities in an effort to directly lure Daisy, but also to demonstrate to her and everyone else his massive accumulation of wealth. As a result of his parties growing in popularity, more and more respectable people attend, information that Gatsby uses to his full advantage when he finally meets with
First of all, we have the main character of this novel, Gatsby who won’t stop at nothing to become rich overnight in illegal dealings with mobsters such as Wolfsheim in order to conquer Daisy’s heart.” What thoroughness! What realism! Knew when to stop, too –” this quote is from the first party that Nick attended at Gatsby’s house, and there are a lot of rumors about Gatsby which he has created for himself. A very important character in this part is the Owl Eyes who helps “expose” Gatsby’s fake appearance emphasizing the hollowness of the wealthy and once again suggesting that the creation of a perfect appearance is the best that can be hoped for. He notices that all of the books in Gatsby’s library are real, however they are all uncut.
"The Great Gatsby" is fictionally written by Nick Carraway. Nick Carraway has just arrived at West Egg Long Island to be a bondsman. Nick Carraway comes from a good family the Carraway 's and connived his family to let him go to New York. Nick Carraway is the next door neighbor of Jay Gatsby. "The Great Gatsby" is limited due to being written from first point view.
. Major themes that were constant throughout Scott’s writings were those of “wealth, youth, and beauty”. Fitzgerald’s writing of the Great Gatsby focused on binging of various items or ideas. In every activity that the character Gatsby took a part in, he binged. He drank excessively, only the most superb drinks of course, or he served large amounts to large quantities of people.
Captures our unique form of capitalism. The drive for money and profit and the complete disregard for the lives of many who may be affected by the pursuit of the dollar. Moore narrates, “Meanwhile, the more fortunate in Flint were holding their annual Great Gatsby party at the home
The Jazz age was a time where people forgot the worries and stresses of WWI by living in excess if able, to and enjoying life in general. Fitzgerald lived in this age and it shows heavily in The Great Gatsby. Throughout the book their are innumerable party 's, some at Gatsby 's and a few at other locations. These party 's are described as having many people drinking and having a good time. While as the reader we know Gatsby throws these parties to attract Daisy, for the people these events are for pure joy of partying.
They spent their cash on automobiles, clothes, new inventions, and many other lavish items that made their lives easier. They also loved spending money on more entertaining things that would occupy their time. To occupy their time they were engaged for many hours going to the movies, nightclubs, and to many different parties. More often than not, people chose to spend their extra dollars on illegal commodities, such as alcohol. Other images are of Americans drinking bathtub gin or hanging out at one of the many speakeasies that sprang up in the United States during what was known as Prohibition (Purdy), a law passed banning the use of alcohol.