Scoot Fitzergerald demonstrates a strong sense of reclusiveness and intimacy among characters through the use of paradox. By stating that "[she] like[s] large parties [because] they're so intimate [whereas] at small parties there isn't any privacy," Jordan Baker denotes the notion that it is facile to become astray at large parties. Fitzergerald purposely incorporates this statement into the novel to expose Gatsby's desire to have a private encounter with Daisy. Fitzergerald utilizes paradox to show Gatsby's eagerness to pursue a private affair.
F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrates simultaneous reclusiveness and intimacy among guests at Gatsby's lavish celebrations. Through Jordan Baker's paradoxical assertion that "large parties...are...intimate" while "small parties [lack] privacy," the author heightens the possibilities for familiarity and seclusion among a sea of strangers. Fitzgerald, accordingly, exposes Gatsby's desire to have a private encounter with elite East-Egger Daisy Buchanan. By pairing contradictory concepts, Fitzgerald exposes Gatsby's eagerness to pursue a private affair with his long-lost love.
Through the brilliant usage of juxtaposition, Fitzgerald illustrates the clear difference of the social statuses between the East and the West Eggers. Outside the party, the East Egg "represent[ed] the staid nobility of the country-side" and portrayed their distinguishing factors of being more refined than their fellow other half. However, contradictory to what they strive to be seen as, at the party, the "East Egg[ers] condescend[ed] to the West Egg[ers.]" The West Egg enjoyed the lavish environment with their usual rash behaviour, while the East Egg disregarded their typica elegance by chasing after the wealthy. At this celebration, the supposedly more civilized section, the East Eggers, have stooped down to the impetuous ways of the East Eggers as they enjoy the variety of intoxicating drinks. Thus, ironically partaking in the mannerism that first set them apart.
Through the use of juxtaposition, Fitzgerald depicts a clear difference between the opulent inhabitants of the East and West. While listing the party-goers that attended Gatsby’s elaborate get-togethers the author contrasts East Eggers who “flipped up their noses like goats at whosoever came near” to West attendees who “[went] to gamble… [and get] cleaned out.” This differentiation exposes the status subunits that occur within the elite social class. Utilizing opposing characteristics of the adjacent regions of the valley of ashes, Fitzgerald captivates the variety of personas that flow in and out of his luxurious doors.
“[People]...came and went without having met Gatsby at all,” exposes the anonymity of Gatsby to the population. In _The_Great _Gatsby_, F. Scott Fitzgerald, amplifies the appearance of Gatsby to be that of a John Doe. Throughout the “intimate” party, the superfluous guests chatter about Gatsby’s lifestyle building suspense in Nick Caraway and readers alike about whose face hides behind the mask of rumors. The façade of Gatsby allows the audience to interpret the host as intriguing, superficial, and surreptitious. Fitzgerald demonstrates that Gatsby’s evanescent nature reveals that there is more to this enigmatic man than meets the eye. The author’s further description of the “unfamiliar look of embarrassment” between Gatsby and Tom Buchanan foreshadows that there is tension and censure between the characters that will surely build as the novel progresses.
Fitzgerald vividly depicts Nick's surroundings via acute artistry of the lavish parties and lifestyle of Gatsby. Caroway mentions how "his [neighbor's] blue gardens" attracted party goers and how "on weekends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus." Calling forth the idea the Gatsby is an opulent man. In the Great_Gatsby, Nick Caroway mentions that his neighbor oftentimes houses many repeatedly, yet he managed to provide "garnished with glistening hors d'cevoure, spice baked hams." This shows that Gatsby, a side from having money, has connections. The imagery suggests that Gatsby's financial status is monumental.
Fitzgerald's use of paradox illustrates the surreptitious nature of the socialites' lifestyle. Jordan favors "large parties" due to their intimacy,rather than "small parties" that lack privacy. This implies their freedom to act out as they wish because the other guests are deeply self indulged within their own actions. Whereas in small parties, guests are constantly being scrutinized which prevents them from chasing their desires because each action is magnified and can potentially harm their reputations. Therefore, the irony reflects society's moral decay because ultimately everyone is concerned about their self image and how others perceive them.
**edited: Therefore, the irony reflects society's moral decay as they do not pursue their sinful desires unless they are not watched because they are concerned with their self-image and others’ perception of them.
Fitzgerald harnesses the reader's attention by building suspense about Gatsby's true self. In the beginning of chapter four, the author includes a compilation of rumors about this enigmatic character to, not only characterize the society during this time as slanderous, but to also establish the doubt and gossip surrounding Gatsby's identity. Furthermore, after being told his autobiography, Nick desperately tried to mask his incredulous laughter. This disbelief in Gatsby's own background aids the author in building uncertainty around this West Egger. Fitzgerald lures the readers to ask themselves, much like Nick, Who is Gatsby?
Through the vivid descriptions Fitzgerald uses to illustrate Gatsby's feral party that Nick attends. As the party progresses the "lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun" and the end of civilization is forthcoming to emphazise that soon night will bring the most festivity and chaos. By detailing the jumble dancing as the "old men [were] pushing young girls backward in eternal graceless circles" displays the movement of the drunk people celebrating and having a vigorous time. Fitzgerald goes beyond to account Nick's perspective of the party as the guests sip a greater "quantity of champagne" and beome increasingly anarchic.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The_Great_Gatsby, he employs characterization between the characters through the practice of gossiping. The author illustrates the characters' true colors at any chance the mysterious Jay Gatsby is believed he was a "German spy" or "believed he killed a man," he was always present despite his absence. This consistent act of talk of talk amongst the East and West side societies shows the aloof host as somebody everyone knows, but have little to no knowledge of while for Nick, it serves as a sense of hope and light. The exchange of rumors becomes an outward show of opulence to cover up their inner corruption and moral decay with entertaining anecdotes. Fitzgerald writes ongoing theatrical performance between perception and reality.
The narrator utilizes vivid description to enhance the readers visual perception of the grand and luxurious festivity. Fitzgerald elaborates on the "bar" of vast alcoholic beverages such as "gin and liquors" that is so antique, his "female guests were too young" to recognize any. This description aids in illustrating the majestic articles found in the mansions celebration. The extravagant atmosphere abets to mask Gatsbys mysterious past. The author highlights the protagonist's opulence by explaining how the "orchestra" was "no thin five piece of affair" elaborating in the immensity the wealth of the party could afford and express. Through vivid description Fitzgerald is able to depict the peculiar splendor surrounding Gatsby.
The author of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, builds suspense about Gatsby’s true identity. While at the party, Nick overhears many rumors about their host who “killed a man once” and “was a German spy in the war.” These tall tales intentionally raise a mysterious awareness that no one knows the truth about his past. Further assertions that he was “an Oxford man” and “in the American army” give readers the impression that Gatsby is a masterful illusionist or a phantom.
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald purposefully displays Jay Gatsby’s wealth to reveal his internal, hollow heart. The author initiates by explaining that after thousands of people that attend Gatsby’s parties, ultimately only “servants” stay with him. This demonstrates that no one considers him, unless if it is for fortune. Additionally, it also displays that no one would assist him to clean his mess, and that they would only be present in time of prosperity. Furthemore, Gatsby uses his “bearing parties” to fill his solitude and see jubilation in others, while he scrutinizes them enjoying the celebration. In addition, Jay has hundreds of real “books,” yet none of them have been read. This symbolizes his lack of education and his need to fill that gap in order to display a respectful image. Moreover, Gatsby represents the perfect man; he is attractive, young, and prosperous. Nonetheless, he has no love, no affection, which supports the idea of his void and reveals that money cannot ultimately buy everything. Conclusively, the author accomplishes to demonstrate that money is not the source of content and fulfillment.
F. Scott Fitzgerald enhances the mystery behind “The Great Gatsby,” by depicting the character’s feelings of loneliness. After the “grandeur” of parties there is “complete isolation,” highlighting the “figure of the host.” This exemplifies the unknown character that is Gatsby by showing that after boasting all his possessions at these parties there is still no one to stay after it is all over. The parties were filled with “finger bowl” sized drinks and hundreds of people, however, some “came and went without having met Gatsby.” By forming this aurora of loneliness around the main character, the reader questions the motives and reasons behind Gatsby’s persona.
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