Compare the Great Gatsby and Hamlet

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Melody Akinduro

ENG4U

Ms.Jackson

8th of January 2012.

The Journal Of The Great Gatsby

JOURNAL ONE

The great Gatsby book started with a man telling us his father advised him never to criticize anyone , he said his father told him he should remember that all this people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had and his father thought him how to be reserved. He also have good manners and a well honourable character. Nick just graduated from yale university and he moved to new york. Nick stayed in west egg a long island in new york, he describes his house as less fashionable and he compares his house with Mr Gatsby his neighbour, he described his house as a Gatsby mansion, nick says his house his an eyesore compared to Gatsby's mansion. He used metaphor to describe his house “ My own house was an eyesore”. Nick usually described houses in East egg for the rich people he says the houses is characterized by “lavish displays of wealth”.Nick is unlike his West Egg neighbours; whereas they lack social connections and aristocratic pedigrees, Nick visited his cousin Daisy and her husband, he realized that daisy's house was more beautiful than his. Tom buchanan is daisy’s former member of nick's social club at yale then. Tom is usually fascinated with arguments concerning racism. Nick tried to interest daisy and daisy's friend Jordan with the book called the rise of the coloured empires by a name called Goddard, Daisy teased tom with the book then he interrupted with a call then left Daisy follows him hurriedly, and Jordan tells Nick that the call is from Tom’s lover in New York.After an awkward dinner, the party breaks up. Jordan wants to go to bed because she has a golf tournament the next day. As Nick leaves, Tom and Daisy hint that they would like him to take a romantic interest in Jordan. Nick arrives home, he saw mr Gatsby standing close to the dark water. Nick looks out at the water he can only see a distant green light that might make the end of a dock. A quote i realized important in this chapter is “ i hope she will be a fool- that is the best thing a girl i can be in this world , a beautiful little fool”. I feel it explains that daisy doesn’t to take life so serious and doesn’t seem to value intelligence in women. Is tom more respectful and responsible than Nick. I feel that nick is more responsible because he is not cheating on anyone and Nick is not cheating on anyone and nick is seen as a humble person while Tom argues about racism. And the beginning of the chapter where he talks about his father advising him to criticize can be expressed as foreshadowing. Daisy reminds me of ophelia in the book hamlet. Ophelia doesn't take life really serious as daisy. Daisy also really loves and trusts her husband like the way ophelia loved hamlet.

JOURNAL TWO
In this journal Nick describes the “Gray valley” as a a decay place of the valley in New york, i think he sees it as a valley that has no beauty. Tom and nick went for a train ride, then tom forces nick to follow him to one of the stops. Tom took nick to Wilson's garage, wilson is the husband of myrtle, he was described with the grey colour which shows that he is a poor man and that he is lifeless. Myrtle was always very admiring to tom despite her very full figure. Tom took myrtle with him to morning side height apartment in new york after commanding myrtle husband because he wasn't has rich as he was, he took myrtle from him. Tom, myrtle and nick went to an impromptu party, the party was made by Catherine, myrtle sister, catherine is describes as a woman with the red hair and she wears a lot of makeup on her face. Catherine and nick were having a conversation and she told nick that Gatsby is the cousin to the ruler of the first world war, Kaiser wilhelm. I realized that Nick is a reserved person and he is usually not sure of his decisions Nick has a repulse attitude to the vulgarity of the party, while myrtle continues drink and talk...
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