Great Gatsby pargraph

Great Gatsby pargraph - we learn that he is quite different...

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In F. Scott's Fizgerald's The Great Gatsby, throughout chapter three Gatsby is first portrayed as a wealthy party goer, although we soon learn that although he throws lavish parties, he prefers not to be in the spotlight. The first glimpse we get of Gatsby in chapter three, is Nick seeing an abundance of people going into and coming out of his house. After seeing the daily events of Gatsby's house, Nick says, "In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars" (Fitzgerald 43). Gatsby is portrayed as having a wealthy high society lifestyle, with champagne, many women, and beautiful parties. With this view we are greatly changed, when
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Unformatted text preview: we learn that he is quite different from this description. After Nick is invited and goes to one of his parties, he gets to know Gatsby more as a person. He learns that Gatsby like him, was involved in the war, and like him, doesn't enjoy being the center of the party. Nick describes Gatsby at the party as, "My eyes fell on Gatsby, standing alone on the marble steps and looking from one group to another with approving eyes" (Fitzgerald 54). Nick learns from observing Gatsby that he doesn't enjoy to be the one getting drunk and dancing with all of the girls. He rather enjoys seeing the party that he threw and created....
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