The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

558 WordsFeb 2, 20182 Pages
The Great Gatsby The novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald takes place in a time where parties and relationships meant everything. Gatsby and Nick are very good friends, but there are some problems with their friendship. Gatsby is in love with Nick’s cousin Daisy, but she is married. Nick is not happy with his friends and is starting to become disgusted with them. Fitzgerald uses irony, imagery, and characterization to show Nick’s disgust towards his friends. Fitzgerald uses irony and characterization to show that Nick is happy with his friend Gatsby, but he wonders about Gatsby’s true job. Gatsby and Nick have not seen each other in a few days, but Nick is starting to become very curious about what is going on in the house. “It was when curiosity about Gatsby was at its highest that the lights failed to go on one Saturday night- and, as obscurely as it had begun, his career as Trimalchio was over. Only gradually did I become aware that the automobiles which turned expectanly into his drive stayed for just a minute and then drove sulkily away.” (113) This is ironic because Nick is paying very close attention to everything that is going on it Gatsby’s house. Nick even notices that the lights failed to go on one night. It also characterizes Nick as being very curious about Gatsby and what his job really is. Nick really does care for Gatsby, but he does not understand what Gatsby is really doing. Nick is not disgusted with Gatsby, but things will change.
Open Document