Literary Devices: Imagery: The author uses imagery to showcase the wealthy life of Gatsby. It showcases his lavish lifestyle and how he is living the American Dream. He is living the life that everyone wants to live in. He has a luxurious home. Simile: The author uses simile to compare how Gatsby’s shirts are piled like bricks. It showcases how Gatsby’s life is parallel to the stacked clothes and show his organized life. Quotations: "If it wasn't for the mist we could see your home across the bay . . . You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock." Gatsby sees his dream fading away as the light begins to disappear. It showcases how the light is disappearing and he wants to relive his experience. Chapter 6 Setting: The setting of this part of the story shows a flashback to Gatsby’s past. It showcases his impoverished life in the past. This is where he meets Cody who helps Gatsby with financial issues. He takes Gatsby on a ride and makes him his assistant. This meeting is significant because it is the reason why Gatsby
strives to work hard for wealth. Gatsby wanted the life that Cody had and worked his way up after the death of Cody. Plot: News circulates in New York about Gatsby’s life. Gatsby was born as James Gatz. He was from North Dakota. Although he attended college at St.Olaf’s in Minnesota, he dropped two week later. He worked at Lake superior during the summer and one day he meets Dan Cody. Dan Cody is a wealthy copper miner who was on his yacht. He talks to Gatz and helps Gatz. He gives the name Jay Gatsby to him. While on his yacht, Jay became his personal assistant. They travelled and lived in wealth and luxury. However, Cody was a very heavy drinker and Gatsby’s job was to look over him. When cody died, Gatsby was offered 25,000 but Cody’s mistress denied him from taking it. Gatsby dedicated himself to becoming wealthy and successful. For several weeks Nick does not see Daisy or Gatsby. Tom has a drink at Gatsby’s house and when they talk about Daisy it becomes awkward. Tom is suspicious however he still hasn’t noticed. During saturday night, Tom and Daisy decide that they would go to Gatsby’s party. Tom had no interest in the party and paid close attention to Daisy. Gatsby’s party starts and Daisy has a bad time. Tom tells Daisy about all the bad things Gatsby has done in the past involving bootlegging. Gatsby wants the same feeling he had in Louisville and Nick tells him that he cannot relive the past. Literary Devices: Repetition: It is use when it states that “There were the same people, or at least the same sort of people” which showcases how Gatsby’s parties can be boring. Personification: “The quiet lights in the houses were humming”. The significance of this statement showcases the peacefulness of the surroundings and how Gatsby and Daisy were when they kissed for the first time.
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