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The Great Gatsby Main Conflicts

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The Great Gatsby
Main Conflicts

Man vs. Self
The character has a struggle in his or her own mind.
Usually has to do with the persons emotions or their choices.

Literary Terms
Verbal Irony:
It was usually refering to Gatsby like when Wolfshiem says that Gatsby
“would never so much as look at a friend’s wife.”
But gatsby ends up loving Daisy
Flashback:
Used when Jordan says
“One October day in nineteen-seventeen.”
and explains her story.

Metaphor:
Used when Daisy compares Nick to a rose saying
“You remind me of a- of a rose, an absolute rose. Doesn’t he?”

Man vs. Man
Struggle between one character an another
The protagonist versus the antagonist
Typically the good guy against the bad guy
Initially an external conflict
Jay gatsby against Tom Buchanan
Gatsby wanted to take Daisy away from Tom Buchanan
George vs. Himself
George has an internal conflict against himself when he finds out Myrtle is having an affair.
He also has a struggle with himself when Myrtle is murdered.
He tries to deal with his internal conflict by getting revenge which leads to him killing Gatsby.
She never loved you, do you hear?” he cried. “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me!”
BY: Monica Lopez, Tyson Campbell, Bella Johnson, Jackson Jones, Chris Lucero, Ansley Hames
Relation to the book
Important Quotes Explained
Gatsby wanted to ensure that Tom knows Daisy never loved him.
He also wanted Daisy to
warrant, or to stand behind and garuntee,
his statement.
Gatsby has an internal conflict where he is insecure about his identity.
If he were to have a certain identity ( being rich ) Daisy would have married him.
“Nobody’s coming to tea. It’s too late!” He looked at his watch as if there was some pressing demand on his time elsewhere. “I can’t wait all day."
Gatsby vs. Himself
Works Cited
http://thegreatgatsby123.blogspot.com/2007/04/literary-devices_19.html
https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby/chapter9.html
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