Chapter Analysis: The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Mini Commentary on Passage 4 Sometimes the power of love does not always lead to a happy ending. In his novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald tells the story of a tragic love story on American life. Two lovers are joined together after five years knowing that one of them is married and has a child. As uncontrollable conflicts occur, these lovers are separated and forced to leave behind their past and accept failure. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald uses many scenes to display imagery. “I spent my Saturday nights in New York because those gleaming, dazzling parties of his were with me so vividly that I could still hear the music and the laughter faint and incessant from his garden and the cars going up and down his drive.” This quote displays how the narrator is still visualizing these images when he is not present at his house. The words “gleaming” and “dazzling” portray the parties as bright and remarkable. From the extract, the reader learns that the narrator is avoiding his neighbor’s house. “… when I left—the grass on his lawn had grown as long as mine.” …show more content…

Fitzgerald makes this very peculiar image of a green light. These scenes of color imagery indicate that the color green is significant in this passage. “… I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes—a fresh, green breast of the new world.” Fitzgerald is conveying the image of the conquest of the Dutch in the new world. He states that green was widely seen across the continent meaning trees. The color green is revealed as a light, which Gatsby used to watch at the night to demonstrate his desire and want for Daisy. “I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock.” The image of the green light was Gatsby’s desire to reunite with Daisy and it was also a sign of hope that Gatsby had by looking off into the water to see the other

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