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The Great Gatsby Essay 7

802 words - 4 pages

Plot development
Major points that happened in this chapter
Nick lists all of the people who attended Gatsby’s parties that summer, a roll call of the nation’s most wealthy and powerful people.
Gatsby tells Nick about his past
In the city, Gatsby takes Nick to lunch and introduces him to Meyer Wolfshiem. Gatsby’s car speeds through the valley of ashes and enters the city. When a policeman pulls Gatsby over for speeding, Gatsby shows him a white card and the policeman apologizes for bothering him.
Wolfshiem is a shady character with underground business connections.(this is the first time we see Wolfshiem in the book).
After the lunch in New York, Nick sees Jordan Baker, who finally ...view middle of the document...

Gatsby’s love for Daisy is the source of his romantic hopefulness and the meaning of his yearning for the green light seen in Chapter 1
Media text connection
This is the first time in the book that we see Meyer Wolfshiem, so we can connect him to the 1919 world series scandal.(PG68)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LWGRsU9300 0.40 1.15
This scandal connects Meyer Wolfshiem to a real time event that happened in 1919. Wolfsheim is a clear allusion to Arnold Rothstein, a New York crime kingpin who was notoriously blamed for the Black Sox Scandal which tainted the 1919 World Series. Literary devices
East and West is mentioned in this chapter(next slide)
The split between the eastern and western regions of the United States is mirrored in Gatsby by the divide between East Egg and West Egg: once again the West is the frontier of people making their fortunes, but these “Westerners” are as hollow and corrupt inside as the “Easterners.” (Pg 50) East Egg is the location where the rich people who have family money and prestige, what would be called old money, meaning that the person or persons inherited the money from a previous generation and the people in the west are known as new...

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