"The Great Gatsby" Presentation by : Julio North

F. Scott Fitzgerald's book The Great Gatsby is about hidden identies and false prophets and reveals that a web of lies ultimately results in a string if consequences. This theme is evident through Jay Gatsby and the event when he builds upon rumors made about him although he knows they are lies.

• "'Who is Gatsby anyhow?' demanded Tom suddenly. 'Some big bootlegger?'"(Fitzgerald 115)

•"He talked alot about the past and I gathered that he wanted to recover something,some idea of himself perhaps,..."(Fitzgerald 118)

• "He looked-and this is said in all contempt for the babbled slander of his garden- as if he had 'killed a man'"(Fitzgerald 144)

  • Jay Gatsby
  • "It was testimony to the romantic speculation he inspired that there were whispers about him from those who found little that it was necessary to whisper about in this world."(Fitzgerald 49)
  • "But all this part of it seemed remote and unessential." (Fitzgerald 175)
  • Tom Buchanan
  • "His speaking voice, a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed. There was a touch of paternal contempt in it, even toward people he liked—and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts"(Fitzgerald 9)
  • "Now he was a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner."(Fitzgerald 9)

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