In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald analyzes three main characters, Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and Nick Carraway. The Great Gatsby is a story about finding out who people really are and how far they will go to protect their secrets from spilling to everyone. The Great Gatsby is like a story of our time, we have the rich and the poor towns, we have people who cheat on their spouses, and lastly, we have racism towards different cultures and races (Schreier). Many ironic events take place throughout the book. For example, Gatsby and Nick become friends, Tom and Myrtle being secret lovers, also, Daisy and Gatsby carrying on an affair, and lastly Daisy running over Myrtle in Gatsby’s car (Coleman). Fitzgerald purposely wrote the book to tell about lovers that were not supposed to be together and how they overcame that and fell in love with one another (Shain). He also wrote the book to relate to American society (Tolmatchoff).
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald analyzes the character Jay Gatsby. Formally known as James Gatz (Goldsmith). Gatsby throws huge lavishing parties that everyone wants to attend (Murray). He has his servants go pick his guests up in his Rolls-Royce on the weekends, he has caterers, bright, fancy lights, he has an extravagant bar with all kinds of gins and liquors, and he has a voluminous orchestra (45-46). In all reality, his parties are not that extravagant because everyone is always extremely drunk and the parties are usually very boring to say the least (Murray). Not everyone who attends Gatsby’s parties was invited; most of the time people just heard about the party and then showed up randomly (47). Gatsby invited Nick Carraway to one of his parties and that is how they first met and became friends (47)….
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