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The Great Gatsby - Chapter 6

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Kyla Bartron

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The Great Gatsby - Chapter 6
The Color White
Character Development
Jay Gatsby- We learn in Chapter 6 that his real name is James Gatz. He changed it at the age of 17 when the beginning of his career started when he met Dan Cody. Jay Gatsby' real history is then told by Nick. Gatsby is still the same nervous and awkward guy as he was in Chapter 4 & 5.
Dan Cody- Dan Cody met Gatsby when he was 17. Cody passed away and left a legacy of twenty-five thousand dollars to Gatsby but Gatsby didn't get it because of Cody' mistress. Cody helped Gatsby by making him realize that he wanted to became wealthy and successful man.
Daisy Buchanan- We believe Daisy's love for Gatsby has grown since Chapter 4, the more they spend time together the more she falls back in love with him.
Tom Buchanan- Tom Buchanan has become suspicious of Daisy and Gatsby, but has no idea about their "relationship" as of right now. He does not like Gatsby or the way his parties are. Throughout Gatsby' party, Tom kept watching out for Daisy and what she was doing. It's almost like Tom is threatened by Gatsby.
Mr. & Mrs. Sloane- They are friends with Tom B. and have been riding around with him. Mr. & Mrs. S with Tom stopped at Gatsby' house for a drink, when Gatsby invites them to save for dinner, they refused. Out of kindness, when they ask Gatsby to come along with them, he couldn't accept the offer fast enough. This shows how Gatsby can truly be considered a social outcast.
“To the young Gatz, resting on his oars and looking up at the railed deck, the yacht represented all the beauty and glamour in the world.”

The yacht represents wealth and success by how the way it looks and how amazing it is altogether. I believe it represents Gatsby and how his dream was to be a wealthy and successful man. It can also be seen as a glimpse of hope for Gatsby to escape the life of poverty he has been living in up until this point. He gets a sight of the "good life" the American Dream.
The American Dream
This chapter doesn't show much fulfillment of the American Dream. There's a lot of effort put forward to achieve it, but nothing seems to be working. The American Dream depicts a story of success and happiness, but that's not what our characters are experiencing. Tom and Daisy, the "perfect family", are supposed to be a wealthy couple with a beautiful daughter, but they aren't. Tom is has had many affairs in the years of his marriage, and Daisy is in love with another man. Tom does have money and materialistic items that Daisy wants, but Tom isn't able to love her the way that Gatsby is. Also, Tom has been sending a lot of mixed signals. He cheats on Daisy all the time, but on the flip side he feels the need to supervise her whenever Gatsby is around. Is Tom starting to realize what's at stake, or is Daisy just another part of his "perfect" image? It seems like the only reason Tom and Daisy are still together is because they both feel that it's the only way to achieve their American Dream. In the mean time, Daisy is the only piece left on the puzzle for Jay Gatsby's fulfillment of the Dream.
Close Reading
Chat Box (; :D

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Past and Future
This chapter suggests that you cannot recreate the past. We can tell this through Gatsby, because he wants to reignite his love with Daisy.
Nick attempts to tell Gatsby that the past cannot be repeated, but Gatsby refuses to accept it and continues to "fix everything," making appear as though he's obsessed with the thought of reliving it all again.
"He looked around wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand."
"His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy's white face came up to his own."
This description of Daisy's face being white shows how innocent she is to Gatsby.
succccks for him,
sucks to succcck. :D
thannk you <3
i try. :)
"...Gatsby saw that the blocks of the sidewalks really formed a ladder and mounted to a secret place above the trees- he could climb to it, if he could climb alone, and once there he could suck on the pap of life, gulp down the incomparable milk of wonder."
The ladder that he sees in the sidewalk is symbolic for Gatsby's progression to where he is now. It also symbolizes how his life is now how he always wanted it to be, it shows that he has reached the top of the ladder.
"He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was. . ."
This quotation plays a lot into the theme of the past and the present. Nick is talking about Gatsby and his desire to fix everything. Gatsby had a deep love for Daisy five years ago, and it is a fire that is still alive. When Daisy did not wait for him, we can tell that this hurt Gatsby very much. He became very confused and disordered as Nick described. He tried to fulfill this void by living in excess and throwing huge, extravagant parties every weekend in hope to enjoy his wealth and live the American Dream. However, it's just not the same without his true love, Daisy. He lost a piece of himself in the process of his love and loss of her, but he has no idea what this piece is. Nick talks about Gatsby's desire to go back to the beginning and analyze everything that has happened in order to find this part of him that is lost. But, like Nick said, Gatsby cannot re-live the past.
Let me know what you guys think of the close reading I did.
We have the best presentation out of everyone.
Y'all stick around for imagery, don't you dare LEAVE me.
I won't leave you
now to make it pretty <333
we should leave this up here, lol!
I'm actually excited about this.

we can't get rid of this lol, let's just make it smaller (;
Did you make this smaller?
I gotchu.
yeah, so it's visible but not as visible
Well I'll see you tomorrow! (: we're gonna rock this
By: Christian Pearce
Kyla Bartron
Kia Smithwick
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