The fact that gossip had published the banns was one of the reasons I had come East. The Roaring Twenties was a time of change and a chance to pave a path for the person you wanted to become. The rain was still falling, but the darkness had parted in the west, and there was a pink and golden billow of foamy clouds above the sea. He comes from a land of privilege and unlike Nick, doesn't subscribe to the adage about withholding judgment because not everyone has had the same advantages. The gray windows disappeared as the house glowed full of light. One of the few charitable people to be found in the novel.
Gatsby talks about him being the son of Midwesterners and how he was educated at Oxford. Sometimes, too, he stared around at his possessions in a dazed way, as though in her actual and astounding presence none of it was any longer real. Tom Buchanan Firm, barbaric He loses his mistress and his wife begins to have an affair. The purposes Fitzgerald shows in The Great Gatsby include that substance in relationships matters, the truth is important, and that actions have consequences. I told her how I had stopped off in Chicago for a day on my way East, and how a dozen people had sent their love through me.
A damp streak of hair lay like a dash of blue paint across her cheek, and her hand was wet with glistening drops as I took it to help her from the car. When Gatsby arrives at Nick's front door, he looks pale and deathlike, and knocks over a clock by mistake. While Nick is looking at the old timetable he hears a three-noted horn coming from Mr. I was going to ask to see the rubies when the phone rang, and Gatsby took up the receiver. When, almost immediately, the telephone rang inside and the butler left the porch Daisy seized upon the momentary interruption and leaned toward me.
The horses, needless to say, were not mentioned again. On that same night Nick tells Jordan that she is a bad driver but Jordan says it is fine as long as all the other drivers are not as careless as her. Nick comes from a well-known Mid-Western family, and graduated from Yale as his ancestors have in 1915. He had been full of the idea so long, dreamed it right through to the end, waited with his teeth set, so to speak, at an inconceivable pitch of intensity. He then begins to describe the setting.
Slenderly, languidly, their hands set lightly on their hips, the two young women preceded us out onto a rosy-colored porch, open toward the sunset, where four candles flickered on the table in the diminished wind. I went out and opened it. Gatsby's mansion is a gigantic reproduction of a French hotel, covered in ivy and surrounded by forty acres of lush lawns and gardens. As Nick leaves the mansion, fifty feet from the door, he sees that a car has landed in a ditch. An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. Gatsby is standing on the lawn, looking at a small green light at the end of the dock at Daisy and Tom's house.
Gatsby then takes them on a tour of his mansion. We both jumped up, and, a little harrowed myself, I went out into the yard. You never told me you had a pompadour — or a yacht. Gatsby proceeds to the water and stretches out his arms toward the water, trembling. The first paragraphs of the book foreshadow the novel's main themes: the reader realizes that Gatsby presented, and still presents, a challenge to the way in which Nick is accustomed to thinking about the world. With enchanting murmurs Daisy admired this aspect or that of the feudal silhouette against the sky, admired the gardens, the sparkling odor of jonquils and the frothy odor of hawthorn and plum blossoms and the pale gold odor of kiss-me-at-the-gate. I had a dog — at least I had him for a few days until he ran away — and an old Dodge and a Finnish woman, who made my bed and cooked breakfast and muttered Finnish wisdom to herself over the electric stove.
Nick then breaks off to talk about his overall summer of 1922. Fitzgerald executes the purposes successfully by using rhetorical choices such as irony, homilies, simple dialogue, similes, and syntax A recurring purpose displayed by Fitzgerald, to his readers…. A large photograph of an elderly man in yachting costume attracted me, hung on the wall over his desk. At one point Daisy follows after Tom and the couple quarrel. She was a slender, small-breasted girl, with an erect carriage, which she accentuated by throwing her body backward at the shoulders like a young cadet. Michaelis George Wilson's restaurateur neighbor who comforts Wilson after Myrtle is killed.
And so it happened that on a warm windy evening I drove over to East Egg to see two old friends whom I scarcely knew at all. I am not even faintly like a rose. We heard you were engaged to a girl out West. Gatsby worries that even if Daisy accepts his advances, things between them will not be the same as they were in Louisville. She is the object of Gatsby's desire, for good or ill, and represents women of an elite social class. I said lightly that I had heard nothing at all, and a few minutes later I got up to go home.
His father finances Nick for a year and Nick lives in a house on West Egg. As he tries to make his way as a bond salesman, he rents a small house next door to a mansion which, it turns out, belongs to Gatsby. Nick's house is next door to Gatsby's enormous, vulgar Gothic mansion. Instead of being the warm centre of the world, the Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe — so I decided to go East and learn the bond business. He met again with Jordan in midsummer, and realized that she had cheated in a golf tournament. .