As the evening passes on, Nick hears a rumour from Jordan that Tom is cheating on his wife Daisy and that almost everyone knows about the affair. She also asks Nick if he met Gatsby who lives beside him but he tells her he has not. After arriving home from the dinner, Nick sees Gatsby standing out on the grass looking at a distant green light across the bay but he decides that maybe Gatsby would prefer to be alone at that moment. Character: Tom Buchanan “Now he was a sturdy straw-haired man of thirty, with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner.” (Fitzgerald: 1950, 12) Tom is described as a man of thirty who had eyes that gave him the appearance of leaning aggressively forward. He had an enormous body with toned muscles and he knew he was a stronger man than others like Nick.
This adventure begins when Nick finds his neighbor, Gatsby, stretching “…out his arms toward…a single green light…” (20-21) in which we later find out to be the same “green light that burns all night at the end of [Daisy’s] dock” (92). Readers will soon find out that Gatsby and Daisy were in love when they were both young, but he had “taken her under false pretenses,” (149) lying to her about his financial situation. Because he couldn’t support her, he worked his way up through shady business deals, obsessing over that moment when he would finally be able to get Daisy back, reliving his happiness with her. Once he finally made his fortune he eventually met up with Daisy one afternoon, thanks to Nick. According to Nick there were moments for Gatsby “that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams because of the colossal vitality of his illusion” (95).
Tom and Daisy’s invitation (and attendance) to one of Gatsby’s extravagant parties allows Fitzgerald to truly cement the gulf between Gatsby and Daisy. When Gatsby urges Daisy to “look around” she describes she is having a “marvellous time” yet her speech is interrupted by Gatsby. This is an indication of Gatsby’s nervousness because his usual finesse and polish has been cracked due to the significance he has placed on Daisy coming to one of his luxurious parties. It also reveals Gatsby’s lack of true social grace, despite his obvious monetary gains, we can see his impoverished roots (revealed earlier in the chapter) come to light. Gatsby also urges Daisy to “look around” because he is desperate to show her what he has created and ‘earned’ for her.
The tone in the first paragraph is critical. Nick says: “The thing for Daisy to do is to rush out of the house, child in arms”. We can hear criticism in this phrase because he blames her for not doing it and even not having “such intentions in her head”, but he of course is a bit exaggerating. Nick is also criticizing Daisy’s husband Tom, when saying “he had been depressed by a book”, as if it is nonsense that Tom is reading a book. He is looking down at him and says that he nibbles “at the edge of stale ideas”.
Tom discovered that the woman ran over was his mistress, Myrtle. He went over to Wilson to tell him that it wasn’t him driving the yellow car. Tom rushes over to Daisy’s house to comfort her, without Tom realizing that Daisy had been the one driving the yellow car. Gatsby was waiting outside just in case Tom wanted to start anything. Nick went inside to go check on the two and Nick said, “there was an air of natural intimacy about the picture that anybody could’ve said that they were conspiring together,”
The Bell Jar Journals Place-Chapter five Esther is self conscious of herself and her behavior. She attends an important banquet. Dear diary, I’m so worried about that electrocution thing about the Rosenberg’s, which makes me wonder why I don’t like my job, or my brand new clothes. I’m pretty sure all my girlfriends would be so jealous of me. And lately, I’ve been feeling a little numb, what is wrong with me?
Tartuffe, on the other hand, takes advantage of Orgon’s naivety and ignorance. Orgon welcomes him with open arms into his house not knowing what this religious hypocrite had planned to do him and his family. The other family members were aware of his hypocrisy and were not happy about this. In fact, Tartuffe was seducing his friend’s second wife without shame. On one occasion, they set him up, but Orgon did not believe anything that was said until he himself saw that Orgon was making passes at his wife.
Chapter 7 – Great Gatsby chapter analysis Within this chapter Gatsby, preoccupied by his love for Daisy calls off his parties, which were made primarily to lure Daisy back into his life and after Gatsby has finally reached his goal of luring daisy back into his life, he dismisses all his parties. This is clearly shown within “it was when curiosity about Gatsby was at its highest that the lights in his house failed to go on one Saturday night” the fact that Gatsby’s lights are off signifying that there will be no party causes a lot of suspicion and controversy between people, Fitzgerald does this by cleverly using the word “curiosity”. However the use of past tense in this sentence also accentuates how many people were curious about Gatsby and his mysterious life long before his lights were off. Fitzgerald also writes “his career as Trimalchio was over” Trimalchio is a character in the 1st century AD Roman work of fiction Satyricon by Petronius. Trimalchio is a freedman who through hard work and perseverance has attained power and wealth, Fitzgerald uses this to signify that Gatsby actually is not important among his peer if he’s not throwing a party, or he may mean that the only reason why he is known is due to his parties, the power that Gatsby has attained all comes from his parties.
After examining the symbolism of the Buchanan's life, "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy---they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made...." this refers to the shallow disregard of human life, as in the death of Jay Gatsby. (Gatsby187) After Gatsby and Daisy were reunited and they confronted Tom of their intentions to be together. Daisy once again refuses to leave Tom and totally ruins Gatsby's romantic dream of rekindling their long lost love. Returning home after the party, Jay lets Daisy drive his car because she's upset and swerving to miss a car she runs over and kills Mrytle, Tom's mistress. Gatsby states he was driving the car to shield Daisy.
Daisy is then forced in the middle, to choose who she loves. Daisy ends up choosing Tom and Gatsby is left feeling hurt because he misjudged Daisy’s feelings for him. People may evaluate others on how much they notice they show affection towards something or someone. It may be on how much or how little love they show. In the book, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, the love of an ambulance driver for a nurse during World War I seems strange.