The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby

‘The Great Gatsby’ is novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which explores the ‘Golden Age’.

‘The Golden Age’ is the period of time that is after ‘World War I’ and before the ‘Great Depression’ where the America society enjoyed unprecedented levels of wealth during the 1920s. The novel is written in Nick Carraway’s eyes to unravel the story of a man known as Gatsby who has an unexplained amount of assets. Through Nick’s eyes the reader discovers how Gatsby became the man he is, and how he became extremely wealthy and throws these monstrous parties that anyone and everyone could come to without invitations.

The point where this intervention is inserted is at the end of page 92 which the end of chapter 5 in ‘The Great Gatsby’. This part was chosen right after Gatsby’s and Daisy’s reunion. This intervention uses Fitzgerald’s way of telling the story in a third person style rather than the usual narrator which is Nick. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald uses this style to tell some of the scenes of the story when Nick is not present.

In the novel Fitzgerald has silenced this particular part of the novel. He chose not to tell the reader what Gatsby and Daisy were saying nor was the reader aware that Gatsby and Daisy were having an affair, until the next chapter when Nick mentioned that he was also involved.

In this intervention the reader is told what Gatsby and Daisy were talking about. This intervention reinforces the original representation of Daisy as someone who blames others for what she has done. For this intervention she blames her family for her marriage to Tom Buchanan, when Gatsby asks her why she didn’t wait for him to come back from war.

This intervention also reinforces the representation of the love Gatsby has for Daisy, and his dream of standing where she stands in the social hierarchy. This intervention invites the reader to get an insight on what is going on between Gatsby and Daisy. It also invites the reader to further...
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