As the book ended I could see the most realistic and world like emotions through not Jay who loses his greatest love but Nick who loses the best friend who he never quite realized he had. As the book ended and Jay died Nick does nearly everything he can do to make Jay funeral great and things much about how to fix Jays hurt name because of how daisy killed Toms x-lover in Jays car. Nick goes into a depression and realizes how off set the world is and to me that was the most realistic part in the entire novel.
As the book draws to an end you realize that these “higher then high rollers” don’t nearly have as much as they precede to have. Jay Gatsby, one of the Richest persons in New York emotionally and mentally has nothing. All he wants in life is his dear Daisy and with out her he feels like he has nothing. Tom, the man that likes to compete with Jays wealth and class, has valuables all over the house but begins to realize his wife is slipping his grasps and than begins to question how he’s living his life. Along with Daisy who has two of New Yorks richest men cries her self to sleep every night due to her husband or because she doesn’t know what to do when it comes to her and her two lovers. So as i read this book i realized that these rich rich men don’t have happiness and that money can’t get you everything.
As the book continues on the relationships between characters begin to become more and more complicated. Daisy realizes how much Tom doesn’t appreciate her and how much of an awful husband he’s been. She thinks back at the time in which her and Jay Gatsby were nearly engaged and begins to fall in love with him again, with out letting her husband Tom know. Nick knows whats going on with Daisy and Jay and in a manor likes it. Nick doesn’t really like Tom either and thinks his cousin Daisy needs a man like Jay. The parties at Jay’s began to stop and his relationship began to bloom. Daisy is hesitant with Jay and still doesn’t fully know if she can commit to Jay and leave her husband Tom. Jay learns Daisy has a child but daisy ignores to child and just focuses on Jay, her true love. One day the group goes into town and Tom realizes whats going on and starts accusing Jay of being fake and running corrupt illegal operations in New York. Jay and Tom begin to yell and everyone else int he room just watch. Tom doesn’t believe that Daisy doesn’t love him like Jay exclaims.
This novel is all about going from a small town to a booming alive town such as New York City. The novel talks about all the parties and special people that live among the streets of NYC but the main idea and even the main people don’t really pertain to these “high rolling figures”. The characters do partake in the parties and large social occasions but I dont think its a key point in the novel. Besides the fact that Jay Gatsby is having many parties for some unknown reason. The author may have used Verisimilitude in this novel to help ease the fact or suspension of Gatsby having too many parties, but for where I am in the novel it’s not safe to just presume so.
In chapter 2 their are many people watching everyone around each other. They discuss the fact about the eye doctors billboard looking at them, they talk about Gatsby always looking threw his windows at specific people, and Nick views much monotonousness behavior from Dasisys husband, Tom. I think this chapter tough you that in a town like New York you are never alone nor do you have a easy going secretive personal life.
In this chapter it tells you how “booming” New York city is and how much the stocks are going up. Its kind of for shadowing before the great stock market crash of 1929.
I suppose the theme could be perception. Threw out chapter one Gatsby in a character looked up upon. People respect Jay because of how he acts and what he does with his actions. People judge Daisys husband Tom because Tom is mean, racist, and has many love affairs with women. This chapter showed me how your actions can deeply affect other people perception of you. As the book continues you learn more and more about the time period and the characters, the theme is basically changing threw out every chapter.
The great Gatsby begins with a briew back ground of what will be going on threw out this book. It begins with letting you know whos the narrator, Nick, who also has a role in the novel. He begins with revealing what he does for a job and where hes living. Nick lives next to Million dollar houses although he doesnt have much for an estate. He also lives next to a famous/infamous millionair Jay gatsby who is described as being nearly perfect. Nick also has a cousin named daisey who is married to a rich man named tom. As I read more and more I begin to see what Nick is talking about and how he feels. I understand wh7y he thinks jay gatsby is the most mysterious man alive and how no one knows who he is, because as a reader i dont know who he is either. I can also understand why he doesnt like Daisys husband and why on a very deep level judges him. But as a successful athlete and business man cant say or do much about it. Overall this book is going very well and I look forward to reading more.
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
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Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925.