Book Analysis: The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby
In life, many have seen or experienced the fact that love leads individuals to very strange effects and decisions. The urge to want to be in love with someone or the idea of generally having someone around is very strong to the extent of going to great lengths to achieve the desired person. The perfect example of this is portrayed in the novel the great Gatsby by Fitzgerald. Persuasion also proves to be a very powerful tool in this novel. The process of trying to convince or persuade anyone to anything possible is a tough course that at times can lead a character to extreme good or bad measures. In the novel, a love triangle is formed between 3 characters, the ideas of love and persuasion play major roles in the process. Daisy the leading lady in chapter seven of the novel is married to Tom, but Gatsby has been in love with Daisy from the beginning of time which later becomes a major conflict. The main character Jay Gatsby proves to be the antagonist as the novel progresses. In his endeavors to win over the love of his life, he clearly demonstrates Aristotle’s two aspects of ethical appeal and some emotional appeal concerning pathos. With a closer look into climax of chapter seven of the novel, readers are able to come to an understanding of why Mr. Gatsby displayed unique aspects of credibility, wealth, and logic regarding the past to try and persuade the woman of his dreams. Credibility is an important factor someone can use to display their well being, social status or worth. In the novel, Jay Gatsby decides to use this mechanism to win back the love of his life Daisy Buchanan. The novel progresses as the audience gets a clear understanding of who Gatsby is as a character, and what direction he is going when it comes to fighting for Daisy. In chapter 7 of the novel, everything takes a turn when Tom decides to pick on anything he can from what he has observed Gatsby to be. In his form of starting an argument, he then mentions to Gatsby “All...
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