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The Great Gatsby Chapter 1

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The Great Gatsby Chapter 1
By: Priya, Darian, Bishweta, Emily
Literary Devices
-Four Similes:
1. “there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines” (Fitzgerald, 2).
2. “the Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe” (Fitzgerald, 3).
3. “they stood on my shelf in red and gold like new money from the mint” (Fitzgerald, 4).
4. “then the glow faded, each light deserting her with lingering regret, like children leaving a pleasant street at dusk” (Fitzgerald, 14).

1. “My own house was an eyesore” (Fitzgerald, 5).
2. "You remind me of a- rose, an absolute rose. Doesn't he? (Fitzgerald, 14).

“Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body” (Fitzgerald, 7).

“I’m p-paralyzed with happiness” (Fitzgerald, 8).

“The lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door” (Fitzgerald, 6).

1. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees” (Fitzgerald, 4).
2. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees” (Fitzgerald, 4).
3. “autumn-leaf yellow of her hair” (Fitzgerald, 17).

Literary Devices
- Meet Narrator Nick
- Nick goes to Daisy and Tom's House
-meets Jordan Baker
- Rumors of Gatsby

Nick Carraway
Mid-late 20's
Simple, practical, internally judgemental, observant, humble, honest, loyal, conservative, lonely, brave
From the Midwest, served in WW1
Daisy Buchanan
Hyper, superficial, charming, talkative, insecure, stuck up, frustrated with life.
Has a three year old daughter
Is Nick’s second cousin once removed.
Tom Buchanan
Arrogant, insensitive, racist, stuck up, brute, jerk, egoistic, show-off, untrustworthy, pessimistic, insensitive.
Football player.
Cheating on Daisy.
Jordan Baker
Talkative, nosy, reserved, observant, disconnected
Character seems to develop
Well known around NY.
Green Light:

White Dress:
1920’s New York.
East Egg and West Egg- rich neighbourhoods
People in 1920's: Optimistic, carefree, money

Tom and Daisy's marriage: Unstable relationships
Nick having a luxurious life after school = People having debt from school.

Connections to The World
The tone is very cynical.
Person vs Person: Daisy and Tom- argue with each other.
Person vs Self: Gatsby with himself- having a hard time trying to get what he wants, but can't seen to achieve.

Point of View
First-person narration.
All judgements made by narrator are supposedly truthful
Narrator: Nick Carraway

The American Dream can be connected to chapter 1.
American Dream: an ideal that says that every American can be successful, and lead a happy life. Success can be achieved in several aspects of life such as in relationships and careers.
Gatsby: his hopes and dreams when he reaches out to the green light

Love: conflict in Tom and Daisy's relationship
Pride: Tom's pride in himself, money, and power as a man
Ignorance to knowledge: Daisy wants girls to stay fools and to not be smart

By: Priya, Darian, Bishweta,Emily
The End.
Social life of the Young
Playing sports: golf, tennis, etc.
Meeting with friends

On to Chapter two...
People at a party in the 1920s.
Symbolizes Gatsby's hope towards his dream: being with Daisy.
Symbolizes her innocence as a child.
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