Chapter 1 |
Page 5“…white palaces of fashionable East Egg”(Juxtaposition) | Fitzgerald juxtaposes white with palaces to encourage the running theme of white and how its regal and royal. Through out juxtaposition he implies that white is better than other colors and that it is befitting of the rich. |
Page 6“Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope”(Irony) | The statement is ironic because the society of the time is pretty judgmental that’s why Gatsby could never be apart of that society no matter how much money he had. Fitzgerald shows hoe judgemental people can be when Daisy doesn’t approve of how Gatsby makes his money as a bootlegger. |
Page 20“…there was the flutter of a dress and the crunch of leather boots and Tom and daisy were back at the table”(Juxtaposition) | This is juxtaposition because Fitzgerald compares Tom to Daisy. Before the write said Tom was hulking and big. Daisy was described as little and frail. The quote perfectly makes an example of them compared to each other. |
Chapter 2 |
Page 29“Several old copies of the Town tattle lay on the table together” | This is evidence that Tom and Myrtle meet at this apartment often. It goes to date the relationship and how long their affair is going on. When I read this I thought about how long Daisy and Tom have been unhappy with one another. |
Page 33“ Daisy was not a Catholic, and I was a little shocked by the lie.”(Symbolism) | This is symbolic of how people viewed daisy also it goes to show that the inner circle of the rich is permeated by gossip ones standing in that circle can be affected by even the smallest rumor. |
Page 39“I married him because I thought he was a gentlemen…but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe”(Hyperbole) | This is an exaggeration Myrtle makes Wilson out so be a horrible person when all he ever tries to do is make her happy. He even lets her have an affair with Tom. She also thinks herself as being worthy of being part of rich society but she is...