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The Great Gatsby- Chapter 9

Literary Devices

mohamed farah

on 8 May 2015

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby- Chapter 9

Literary devices
Chapter 9- The Great Gatsby
"and as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually" (pg 180)
"they were careless people, Tom
and Daisy they smashed up things...
retreated back into their money..."
Descriptive Imagery
"boats against the current, borne back carelessly into the past"
"and as I sat there on the old unknown world, I thought...green light at the end of Daisy's dock"
" Gatsby believed in the green light the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us"
Thematic Development
Media Text Connection
LowKey - Obama Nation
1. Gatsby house was still empty when I left, and the grass on his lawn had grown as long as mine – Pg.170
The Corruption Of the American Dream:
2. So we beat on, boats against current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. – Pg.172
The Corruption Of the American Dream:
Back to SLEEP...
1. Nicks effort of putting and gathering people for Gatsby’s funeral. Visit to Meyer Wolfshiem's Office after reviving letter – Pg.162
Self-Maturation/Self Actualization: (Nick)
Self-Maturation/Self Actualization: (Nick)
2. After Jordan thought Nick was lying, Nick said, “I’m thirty I’m five years too old to lie to myself and call it honor”. Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away. – Pg.168
Careless/Reckless Nature of the Upper Class:
1. I call up Daisy half an hour after we found him, called her instinctively and without hesitation. But she and tom had gone away early that afternoon and taken baggage with them. Left no address or any notification of when they’ll be back - Pg.156
1.Meyer Wolfshiem’s letter to Nick Carraway included, “ I cannot come down now as I am tied up in some very important business and cannot get mixed up in this thing now” – Pg.157
Careless/Reckless Nature of the Upper Class:
Connection to Chapter: 5
Dream leading to Corruption...
Contemporary Connection:
Revelation and Development of the main characters
In this Chapter, Gatsby In death is just as he was in life, no more than a rumor. Also due to the lack of evidence the case of Gatby’s death was simply rested so it would not enter the news.
“Most of these reporters were a nightmare - grotesque, circumstantial, eager and untrue.” (pg. 155)
“Catherine...Swore that her sister had never seen Gatsby, that her sister was completely happy with her husband.” (pg.155)
“Wilson was reduced to a man deranged by grief in order that the case might remain in its simplest form” page (155)
Revelation and Development of Gatsby
Mr Gatz compares his son to James J. Hill.
“If he’d of lived, he’d of been a great man. A man like James J. Hill” (pg. 160)
Revelation and Development of Gatsby
In this chapter Nick is still holding back judgements of the other characters, based on the values he inherited from his father. Thus on his search to gather individuals for Gatsby’s Funeral, he kept finding himself stuck with excuses and missing ends.
“I saw he was determined not to come, so I stood up” (pg. 163)
Revelation and Development of Nick
Media Text Connection
Meyer WolfSheim
“I can’t do it - I can’t get mixed up in it” (pg. 163)
“ What i called up about was a pair of shoes i left there” (pg.160)
Contemporary Connection
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