The Great Gatsby the story behinD the man

Theme

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is about Gatsby's love for Daisy Buchanan that reveals that appearances are just what's on the outside and you may appear to be happy with someone but you really hide your true intentions and feeling underneath.

Explanation

Tom and Daisy Buchanan seem happy together when the truth is that Tom is cheating on Daisy with Myrtle Wilson and Daisy almost fell through on the day of their wedding because she got a letter from Gatsby.

Quotes

"Tom's got some woman in New York... "Very romantic", he said, and then miserably to me: ..." (Fitzgerald 15

"He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you". After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decided upon more practical measures to be taken." (Fitzgerald 109)

"A change had come over him, and he spoke gravely, and with dicision." (Fitzgerald 141-142)

Symbol

Clothing

It represents status and wealth among the social classes back in the 1902's

Quotes

"They're beautiful shirts,"she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. "It makes me sad because I've never seen such-such beautiful shirts before." (Fitzgerald 92)

Character

Daisy BuchAnan

Direct

"I looked black at my cousin, who began to ask me a question in her low, thrilling voice."(Fitzgerald 9)

Indirect

"Her throat, full of aching, grieving beauty, told only of her unexpected joy." (Fitzgerald 89)

Character

Nick Carraway

Direct

"I am one of the few honesty people I have ever known." (Fitzgerald 59)

Indirect

"...and all I could think of ways how, when that certain girl played tennis, a faint mustache of perspiration appeared on her upper lip. Nevertheless there was a vague understanding that had to be tactfully broken off before I was free." (Fitzgerald 58-59)

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