Monday, March 3, 2008

Chapter Three


Gatsby's Party
This picture illustatres what the night of one of Gatsby's party may have looked like. The image of the car seems to match the disciption iven by our narrator Nick. Chapter Three is when Nick goes to Gatsbys party for the first time. Nick got invited by Gatsby's chaufer. Nick feels very out of place at this party until he meets Jordan Baker. Nick spends most of the night with her. Gatsby's party seem to be filled with many weathly people. The image can give the reader the sense of luxury.

Quotes: Chapter 3

"I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby's house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited - they went there" (43). This quote is spoken by our narrator Nick. he says this when he goes to one of Gastby's mansion party's for the first time. Nick notices that

"[Gatsby's smile had] a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life....It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself"(48). This quote is again said by our narrator Nick. He is telling the reader how much of a great person Gatsby is and how powerful his smile is. Nick says it is vert comforting and understanding. Something that does not come around that much.

"I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library" (48)
Said by a character named owl eyes that was introduced in this chapter. Again this shows you how muich of a good time people are having at Gatsby's parties. Owl eyes is very amazed that the books in Gatsby's library are real. this means that the is very weatly.

"I like to come, I never care what I do, so i always have a good time..."(47). This quote is said by Lucille. This shows the reader what kind of mood is set by Gatsby's parties. Lucille ripped her dress at one of the parties and Gatsby being the nice man that he is sent her a brand new one in the mail.

Theme

The main theme in this Chapter is Weatlh and Exaggeration. There are so many differant referances that lead you to belive that Gatsby is a truley wealth man. here are some examples that lead you to belive that Gatsby is a weatly man. He has 2 motor boats, rolls royce, eight servants, brall rails, a huge mansion, a personal gardener,oboes and trumbones, liquor and gin cordials, an orchastra, and many other things. This goes to show you that Gatsby is a very wealthy man. many epople could not afford any of there things that I have mentioned above. They esspecialy could'nt afford it in this time of the Jazz Age. Also in this chapter there are some examples that draw us to the theme of Exaggeration. This tends to spice up the chapter and make it a little more interesting. the aurthor uses many examples that are exagerations. An example is, the air is alive with chatter and laughter. this is refering to Gatsbys party. This is obviously an exageration because the air cannot physicaly be alive. Another example of exageration found in this chapter, the earth lurches away from the sun. This is describing how the night is coming upon the party. We all know that the earth doesnt lurch away from the sun. The earth is rotating around the sun causing us some darkness. And my last example, lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away. This is refering to the lights from Gatsby's party. These are all example of the theme that is evident in chapter three, Wealth and Exageration.

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