Flashcards in Setting Deck (5)
What are the four paragraphs for setting?
1. East Egg
2. West Egg
4. Valley of Ashes
"The white palaces of fashionable east egg glittered along the water"
"They're a rotten cowd... You're worth the whole damn bunch put together"
~ Ostensibly Nick Carraway is amazed by East egg as it seems magical due to the word choice of "glittered"
~However, the more he gets to them the more he realises that they are corrupt eg. when D kills M.
~ The "red bricks" further imply their violence
~ Daisy name meaning = her materialism made her choose T over G
"A factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville"
~ conflict between EE vs WE and how this is actually conflict between Gatsby and Tom
~ WE lacks the refinement of EE
~ they are trying to be like the "old money" but they wont as they were not born into wealth and they worked for it
~ G parties are called a "menagerie" and he drives around in a "yellow circus wagon"
"warm and soft"
"open another window... there aren't any more"
~ At first Nick Carraway really enjoyed New York but then he realised that this was actually a place full of corruption and were people lost moral.
~ He was only drunk once before in his life yet, he gets drunk again when Tom invites him for a party with his lover.
~ Also a place where the affairs and the bootlegging business is prominent
~ Is the place where the heated arguement takes place
~ emphasises how corrupt the American society of the 1920s was