Key Passage Analysis Great Gatsby

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Great Gatsby- Key passage Analysis Key Passage He did extraordinary well in the war. He was a captain before he went to the front and following the Argonne battles he got his majority and the command of the divisional machine guns. After the Armistice he tried frantically to get home but some complication or misunderstanding sent him to Oxford instead. He was worried now--there was a quality of nervous despair in Daisy's letters. She didn't see why he couldn't come. She was feeling the pressure of the world outside and she wanted to see him and feel his presence beside her and be reassured she was doing thing after all. For Daisy was young and her artificial world was redolent of orchids and pleasant, cheerful snobbery and…show more content…
That force took shape in the middle of spring with the arrival of Tom Buchanan. There was a wholesome bulkiness about his person and his position and Daisy was flattered. Doubtless there was a certain struggle and a certain relief. The letter reached Gatsby while he was still at Oxford. Key Passage Analysis Although the key passage selected form The Great Gatsby be F. Scott Fitzgerald is a flashback, it is crucial to recognize the relevance between this passage and the plot of the book. Looking closer at the passage, it is apparent that Fitzgerald uses characterization and theme to relate this section back to the plot. The characterization of Gatsby and Daisy eliminates any question of what occurred between them in their somewhat scandalous past, while exciting the theme simultaneously. Although many themes are portrayed throughout the novel, the most prominent is the concept of living in the past. There is nothing wrong with remembering the good times, but living in the past leads to tragedy. In The Great Gatsby, characters pursue future visions that are determined by their pasts. Gatsby suffers from past memories of Daisy and tries to relive the relationship and in the process, Gatsby was murdered. In the key passage above it states "She wanted her life shaped now, immediately" (line ) This quote explains that Daisy could no longer wait for Gatsby to return, which is ironic considering many years later, Gatsby could not wait any longer for
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