The three drop by to drink his liquor and little else. As his depiction of the differences between East Egg and West Egg evidences, Fitzgerald is fascinated with the social hierarchy and mood of America in the 1920s, when a large group of industrialists, speculators, and businessmen with brand-new fortunes joined the old, aristocratic families at the top of the economic ladder. Jordan emerges from her meeting with Gatsby saying that she has just heard something extraordinary. It's difficult to say with certainty, but one theory holds that she enjoys Tom's money and the status she has as a Buchanan of East Egg. Therefore, it is possible that Fitzgerald had a biased view of his main character even before putting ink to paper. Up to now, there has been mystery and speculation, but Fitzgerald hasn't revealed enough of Gatsby to allow readers to figure him out. He sought to impress his guest, but most importantly, he sought to impress Daisy.
The final incident of the chapter is the party at its end, the first and only party Daisy attends, and is, in many ways, unlike any party Gatsby has hosted so far. From this time, he is open to change and susceptible to the feelings and emotions that many other characters especially Tom, and to a large extent Daisy and Jordan work diligently to keep out. The elevation by Fitzgerald of this tale to that of Greek Tragedy we find early in the mechanism of gossip and rumors about Gatsby. By and large, though, Tom and especially Daisy are unimpressed by the West Eggers. A In the story, Myrtle feels upset whenever she spots Tom because she has affectionate feelings towards Tom, however, she mistakes herself by thinking that Jordan was Tom's lover, in fact, his wife.
Daisy loses her courage to stand up to Tom and Gatsby is defeated. As she sobers up she seems to come to terms with herself and what is expected of her. The rich, both socialites from East Egg and their coarser counterparts from West Egg, cavort without restraint. Before the party, Tom and Daisy are seen as the ideal couple living the American Dream. Guessing that Nick believes Daisy's living situation brainwashedGatsby, he holds onto this somewhat broken, yet not entirely a'bad guy' per sey image of Gatsby. Nick would have taken Jordan's words as truth in the moment; so we, the reader, are expected to as well. And, I should say, doing so in an immoral way.
So now that Gatsby has a lot of money he tries to recreate everything so Daisy will love him again and they can get married. Nick suspects he had the name ready prior to meeting Cody, but it was Cody who gave Gatsby the opportunity to hone the fiction that would define his life. In Nick's case, though, this doesn't work -- he is unabashedly partial to Gatsby. Moreover, Gatsby's extravagant parties reflect his desire to make up for his i … nferiority complex; he wants to compensate for a past in which he suffered poverty. He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life.
Nick is placing himself in a position in which he will have to come to terms with helping deceive Tom while bringing Gatsby's fantasy to life. Nick expands upon an idea brought out in the prior chapter: Gatsby's party guests. Nick, too, is becoming more and more involved with Jordan and this, perhaps, clouds his judgment. Analysis If Chapter 5 showed Gatsby achieving his dream, Chapter 6 demonstrates just how deeply his dream runs. Gatsby was standing aloofly, staring out at Daisy's house.
The chapter opens with an increased flurry of suspicion surrounding Gatsby. In addition, his agreeing to help Gatsby reunite with Daisy suggests he, too, has a bit of the romantic about him. At one time he loved Daisy and Daisy him, but Gatsby did not have enough money to get married. Fitzgerald's use of names here brings out the notion that East Egg is symbolic of the established social order the old money while West Egg is home to the newcomers, people who may have equal wealth, but haven't had it nearly as long. Remember, he cosied up to the millionaire yachtsman for the same reason. In a way the external reference cheapens the novel, allowing Fitzgerald to take liberties with the first-person point of view.
His morality isn't as rigid as may have been initially supposed; these small acts of human nature help warm the reader to an otherwise aloof man. As a teenager he changes his name and apprentices himself to a wealthy yachtsman for five years. We are riding for another hard fall. In the years since, he has traveled the globe, gaining, losing, and regaining his fortune. The rest are just rich, petty laggards who either smash and move on, or simply insist on being entertained. She is aware of Tom's indiscretions, but appears not to care. If nothing else, this moment of desire makes Nick seem more human.
What indications are there at the end of the chapter that Tom and Daisy are going to stay together despite his philandering and her love for Gatsby? He has nothing to fear; Daisy will always belong to him. Sadly, Gatsby isn't even a good liar and he continues to tell his story, as if telling it will make it so. It was the Roaring Twenties leading up to the Crash of '29, when Wall Street corruption was at its extant highest. Owl Eyes and another man climb out of the wrecked automobile, and Owl Eyes drunkenly declares that he washes his hands of the whole business. Gatsby is, in reality, a creation, a fiction brought to life.