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The Great Gatsby Chapter 5

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Megan Reddy

on 12 July 2015

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby Chapter 5

Literary Devices
"...He was running down like an overwound clock" (Fitzgerald 92).
Simile: "Hewas
A mixture of long and short sentences with plenty of detail and imagery
Only one quotation that Gatsby never finishes
Gatsby's bedroom is the simplest of all rooms
He has a gold toilet set
He is very restless, nervous, and embarrassed as he trips and stumbles over everything
He watches for Daisy's reaction and is very happy to see her delight
Sentence Structure
Understanding of
Plot & Theme
Understanding of Character:
Jay Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
An Example:
Literary devices
Photo credits: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr
Chapter 5 Passage 5
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"...Her actual and astounding presence none of it was any longer real" (Fitzgerald 97).
"...He nearly toppled down a flight of stairs" (Fitzgerald 97).
This passage quickly captures the gist of the novel:
It displays Gatsby's devotion, idolization, and yearning for Daisy's approval
He was so overwhelmed by joy and wonder at her presence that he was not as audibly perfect as usual; he stumbled to choose his words
She was the reason for his prosperity and she may be the reason for his downfall
"Sometimes, too, he stared around at his possessions in a dazed way as though in her actual presence and astounding presence none of it was any longer real" (Fitzgerald 97)
"Daisy took the brush with delight...whereupon Gatsby sat down and shaded his eyes..." (Fitzgerald 97)
"He had been full of the idea so long, dreamed it right through to the end..." (Fitzgerald 97)
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