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his house, he told Wilson that Gatsby owned the car that killed Myrtle. In Tom's mind, he had helped justice along. Nick, disgusted by the carelessness and cruel nature of Tom, Daisy, and those like them, leaves Tom, proud of his own integrity. On the last night before leaving, Nick goes to Gatsby's mansion, then to the shore where Gatsby once stood, arms outstretched toward the green light. The novel ends prophetically, with Nick noting how we are all a little like Gatsby, boats moving up a river, going forward but continually feeling the pull of the past. Describe the authors style : Fitzgerald’s writing style consists of bold diction and winding sentences that begin at one idea, person, or location and end up somewhere else entirely. In the example, he draws connections between personalities and earthquakes in a spectacular way, “I f personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away,” (p.1). He implements the use of multiple commas and semicolons in one sentence to allow for a more action-lacked and eventful scene being described. Fitzgerald clearly loves beautiful ornate sentences, but he also loves enforced order as seen in many sentences where they make look like they are rambling, but they always have a map they are linked to. Quote Significance “I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool,” (p.2). When Daisy speaks these words in chapter one, it helps give the reader insight into the character of Daisy and how she views intelligence of a women. In her society, a woman of any intelligence was not valued or cared for, so she hopes her daughter will not strive for this. She would prefer her daughter to be beautiful and simplistic, because girls in her era have more fun that way than they do trying to be something that is not respected and seems like will never be respected. Her generation values subservience and docility in females. “The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God—a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that—and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So, he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end,” (p.76-77). This quote, from chapter 6, depicts the time when Nick finally decided to describe Gatsby’s early history and uses the comparison of Gatsby and Jesus Christ to show Gatsby’s creation on his own identity. This quote highlights the vision Gatsby had for himself and how he transformed into this ideal self as a young man and remained committed to that person, despite the obstacles of society that are presented to keep him from fulfilling this dream.
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“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things
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