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Chapter 4: Great Gatsby
Transcript of Chapter 4: Great Gatsby
Gatsby's mansion represents the grandness and emptiness of the 1920s boom. The mansion is also a symbol of Gatsby's love for daisy. Gatsby became successful and became "new money" so he could rival against the "old money" that had daisy.
"Edgar Beaver, whose hair, they say, turned cotton-white one winter afternoon for no good reason at all" (62).
We find out who he really is
He lives his lavish life to mask his sadness
Daisy leaving him
His family dying
He bought the house to be across the bay from daisy hoping she would show up at his party
He sees Tom and disapears
"It was a rich cream color,bright with nickel..." (Fitzgerald 65).
"Sitting behind many layers of glass in a sort of green..." (Fitzgerald 65).
"A glimpse of red-belted ocean going ships.." (Fitzgerald 68).
"She dressed in white" (Fitzgerald 74).
"We passed a barrier of dark trees" (Fitzgerald 80).
Ch 4: Great Gatsby
Fixed 1919 world series
"Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay." (Fitzgerald, 78)
-Symbolizes the effect that Daisy has on Gatsby. Since he had not married Daisy and she had fallen in love with Tom, he had not lost hope in himself that he could still have Daisy.
"Then it had not been merely the stars to which he had aspired on that June night. He came alive to me, delivered suddenly from the womb of his purposeless splendor." (Fitzgerald, 78)
-Nick realizes that Gatsby wasn't gazing at the stars that night. He was staring at Daisy's house. Now, Nick realizes that Gatsby is worth his interest. The brave action of buying the home across from Daisy is what Nick admires the most about Gatsby and is what makes the story so interesting.
"...always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world." (Fitzgerald, 68)
-This portrays New York as a double example. It represents the "mystery and beauty" of the New World, which it received from all the incoming inhabitants. Also, it represents the way Gatsby sees Daisy, who has "mystery and beauty." Remember how New York is always being seen "for the first time", just like how immigrants see New York and how Gatsby sees Daisy.
Old friends with daisy
Looked up to her
Met Gatsby in 1917
Tells Daisy she knows Gatsby
Gatsby asks her to ask Nick to ask Daisy to have tea with him
Nick lists everyone that attends Gatsby's parties on a regular basis
Gatsby invites Nick out to lunch and takes him for a drive
Gatsby tells him that he inherited his money from deceased family members and attended Oxford
They speed to the valley of ashes and go to a diner where they meet Wolfshiem
Jordan and Nick begin talking when Jordan tells Nick that Daisy once fell in love with Jay Gatz and they make plans to have tea together.
Daisy hears about Gatsby from Jordan for the first time in years
She is sad and depressed she has married Tom
"The sun had gone down behind the tall apartments of the movie stars in the West Fifties, and the clear voices of the little girls, already gathered like crickets on the grass, rose through the hot twilight light" (Fitzgerald 78)
"I'm the Sheik of Arab,
Your love belongs to me.
At night when you're asleep,
Into your tent I'll creep" (Fitzgerald 78)
Figurative Language Continued
Figurative Language Continued