the great gatsby chapter 6

Literary analysis of The Great Gatsby Chapter 6 is about getting an insight into one of the most spectacular novels from the 20s. This novel by F. Scott. Fitzgerald did not get specific importance as it received after many years of its publication. 

About Author 

F. Scott. Fitzgerald was born in 1896 and died in 1940. He was a short story writer, essayist, novelist, and screenwriter. Scott was a dropout from Princeton University. His notable works are The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, Six tales of the Jazz Age, and The side of paradise. 

Literary Analysis of The Great Gatsby Chapter 6

The reporter from various newspapers began to visit Gatsby at his mansion for the interview. Nick then provided with the personal details of Gatsby to the reporters that he was told and what was said in the rumours. Gatsby was born in North Dakota in 1900. When he was seventeen, he changed his name to Jay Gatsby and then lived for a year in Lake Superior where he spent his time in fishing and clamming. Later, he joined St. Olaf College and dropped out just after two week of studying there.

He gets a chance to meet Dan Cody who was a mining and precious metals expert and served as his assistant for five years. When Cody died, Gatsby had to received $25,000, which he could not get due to legal obligations. Gatsby committed to make himself wealthy and victorious. Just like many others in the Roaring Twenties, who were running after success to get rich, Gatsby was entirely a self made person. The rumours does not seem all true rather he is a true example of being nothing to become successful as of “new-money” class.

Weeks passed by and Nick did not get to see Gatsby until one day he came up at his house. Out of nowhere Tom Buchanan also showed up with his friend, the Sloanes. Gatsby told Tom that he knew his wife, Daisy and asked him if he can join in for dinner with his friends. Tom tells him that he cannot stay for dinner, but asked Gatsby to join him for dinner sometime. Gatsby could not differentiate that thsi invitation was given in a polite manner and accepted it. This was the building of conflict between Gatsby and Tom as in of old and new money. It is the old money’s fake politeness that they calls good manners and Gatsby totally misunderstood it.

Daisy is not impressed

Tom and Daisy attended party at Gatsby’s mansion next Saturday. Nice felt this party as an unpleasant one, whereas, Tom found it sort of disrespectful event. Although, Daisy and Gatsby had a dance together, but she also did not enjoy at this party. When they were leaving, Tom shared his perception of Gatsby’s wealth that is earned through bootlegging. Nick denied this claim and Daisy said that he is a self made man who own drug stores. It shows that Nick has got soft corner for Gatsby and he believes him. Tom will dislike the party and it was on cards, but Daisy disliked it as well, which showed that Gatsby has a long way to prove himself in order to regain his love.

When the party was over, Gatsby felt anxious that Daisy did not had a good time at party. He was also worried that she has any idea of his love. Nick tells him that things cannot be like past anymore, but Gatsby refused to accept. He was adamant that he will put everything back in its original way like before. Gatsby’s faith in money was making him believe that he can turn future into his favour.

Nick recollects the memory of Gatsby telling him about when he kissed Daisy for the first time. The attachment of Gatsby with that memory was horrifyingly sentimental and that kiss was his dream of success that was revolving around Daisy only. He idealises her and was his focal point of life. Nick called it horrifying because due to it Gatsby was changing his real self and viewing Daisy as a symbol of Perfection.

 

 

 

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