The Reunion of the Great Gatsby and Beautiful Buchanan

Topics: The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby / Pages: 8 (1795 words) / Published: May 22nd, 2013
Kian Kline
Mrs. Passmore
AP English
6 Dec. 2012
The Reunion of the Great Gatsby and the Beautiful Buchanan In the film Moulin Rouge, there is a famous quote that states, “The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, the story follows the main character, Nick, on his journey through New York during the 1920’s full of glamour, partying and fresh new faces. During this time, Nick meets the great, but mysterious Jay Gatsby, and as the story unfolds, the readers get to learn more and more about Gatsby and discover his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, past life, and the question as to what makes him so great. It is during Chapter Five though, a chapter focusing on the reunion of Gatsby and Daisy, that is the most pivotal due to the use of the Fitzgerald’s effective descriptions that show Gatsby’s affection and determination to impress Daisy and help gain sympathy for the story’s intriguing character. When the chapter begins, Nick returns from a date with Jordan Baker, but when he arrives home he, “was afraid for a moment that [his] house was on fire. Two o’clock and the whole corner of the peninsula was blazing with light” (Fitzgerald 81). To his relief his house is not ablaze, but is surprised to find that the very bright house belongs to Gatsby, in which he tells him that, “Your place looks like the World’s Fair” (81). Nick’s description of Gatsby’s house not only shows how much wealth Gatsby has, but additionally foreshadows that he is secretly preparing for Daisy in the hopes that when she arrives to Nick’s house, she’ll be curious as to who lives next door to him. In preparation for Daisy, Gatsby begins to worry about the status of Nick’s grass since, “there was a sharp line where [Nick’s] ragged lawn ended and the darker, well-kept expanse of [Gatsby’s] began” (82) he sends a servant over to Nick’s house to have it cut. Between his over the top house decorations and sending

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