Use Of Irony In The Great Gatsby

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This title demonstrates the idea of irony and how Fitzgerald used it throughout the chapter to show that Gatsby's character is opposite to what the readers expected him to be. The chapter opens up by Nick describing Gatsby's Saturday night parties: they have ended up incredible in New York for their extravagance and gratification. The visitors wonder about Gatsby's Rolls-Royce, his colossal swimming pool, the live musical performers he connects with week by week, the rich sustenance that he accommodates several individuals, and above all, the boundless alcohol he liberally supplies. These wild type of parties Gatsby hosts gives off the impression that he is a not the nicest person around and all he cares about is wealth. While Nick and Jordan …show more content…

Gatsby sent her another night outfit worth a little fortune. This surprises the guests but at same time they found it quite suspicious. "There's something funny about a fellow that will do a thing like that," said the other girl eagerly(Fitzgerald 48). Nick and Jordan likewise find that a piece of the Gatsby mythos is that "he killed a man once" (48). Another sentimental gossip places Gatsby as "a German spy during the war"(48). With all these rumors being said, the guests painted an image of fear, violence and selfishness of Gatsby. They thought so minimal about their host that they don't even have the regular civility to discover the distinction in the middle of fiction and reality? Rather, they believed what they heard , painting an image of Jay Gatsby that meets their standards. Ironically, Gatsby was the opposite of what people expected him to be. He doesn't drink alchol nor does he interact socially with his guests, instead, he remains as an observer . Gatsby is youthful and nice looking, with a lovely grin that appears to transmit trust and idealism. Nick falls quickly infatuated with Gatsby's grin, commenting that it has " a quality of eternal reassurance in it

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