How does Fitzgerald tell the story in chapter 6? In chapter 6 of The Great Gatsby, the reader learns more about Gatsby’s underprivileged roots- his disadvantaged former self James Gatz, and the transformation to the seeming embodiment of the American Dream- Jay Gatsby. His wild self-reinvention seems to be the central focus in chapter 6, as Gatsby attempts to shift out of the limelight he previously enjoyed when attempting to gain the attention of Daisy Buchanan. This leads to the visit of Tom Buchanan and the aristocratic Sloane family who “drop in” on Gatsby’s party mansion “for a drink” where we see that despite Gatsby’s enormous wealth, he is not welcome in the world of Buchanan and the Sloanes. 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.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is blinded by his love for Daisy to the point that he will go to any length to protect her. His love and devotion for Daisy resulted in him overlooking the reality before him, and would ultimately get him killed. Holden Caulfield and Jay Gatsby both make the effort to generate what they have idealized in their dreams a reality, but doing so is not possible, as their realities cannot be changed. In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield struggles with accepting that what his ideals are in his life are not what actually exist in the outside world.
This shows that Gatsby’s long running dream of reconnecting with Daisy was not shared by her at all. Soon after, Gatsby claims, “This is a terrible, terrible mistake,” demonstrating his diminished confidence in attaining Daisy (87). As the day proceeds, though, Gatsby morphs into “a new well-being” (89). He “glowed” with confidence that his dream of winning Daisy back might actually come true. This glow did not last for long.
He ends up buying a house close by where Tom and Daisy live and has parties every night in her honor to try and impress her. He is part of the newly rich where as Daisy is part of the old money and so this separation is the main seperation between them both. There is a lot more to it than this, you have to read it to really understand it. It's a pretty good book. I think the words great and Gatsby work together for a few reasons.
The scene quickly changes to Gatsby’s mansion and in one of his parties in which Nick attends and ‘’was one of the few guests who had actually been invited’’. This also shows that Gatsby expends all this money on a party for people he may not know who have merely invited themselves and are welcomed simply for coming. One point of view is that he may be doing all this for Daisy to attract her in and show how rich and well-known he has become in New-York so that she would leave Tom and be reunited with him. At this point of the chapter we find Nick change from a spectator to a participator. During this chapter and most of the story, we see through Nick’s perspective of the party.
He set himself up for failure in dedicating his life to achieving an unreachable goal. Gatsby suspected in brevity when he first reunited with Daisy that she "tumbled short of his dreams", though "not through her own fault but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion"(101). He suspected his image of her may have become disproportionate with reality over the years. However, the uncompromising, obstinate nature of his pursuit refused to let Gatsby surrender Daisy when he "seemed so very near to her"(98). This fabricated image "had gone beyond her, beyond everything"(101).
Here Yesterday and Gone Today: An Examination of the Final Line of “The Great Gatsby” Alexis Smith “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” So concludes F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 literary classic The Great Gatsby, in which the enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby throws ostentatious parties in his West Egg mansion to attract the attention of the woman he loves, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby and Daisy had a brief relationship in 1917, but were separated after Gatsby was drafted in the First World War. When Gatsby and Daisy reunite five years later, he idealistically attempts to recreate the dreamy bliss of the romance that he shared with her in 1917. Gatsby, however, does not want to repeat all the facets of his past. His pursuit of material wealth in the East is a constant escape from his impoverished, Midwestern background.
He tries to win over Daisy’s heart by repeating what they did in the past because he thought that’s when everything was perfect. Gatsby is too hard headed to realize that Daisy is a different person now and the circumstances are completely different. What Gatsby didn’t realize was that it was never destined for him to win over Daisy because then the pain and misery he suffered from losing her before would last much longer this time around. Jay Gatsby fails at achieving the American Dream because his mind set of trying to achieve love by repeating past actions is the reason he doesn’t win over Daisy. Gatsby’s dream is to be with Daisy, he uses his wealth, the wealth that he never has when he first met Daisy.
Gatsby loved only one thing in this world, Daisy. He would do, and did almost anything humanly possible to get her to stand by his side. He worked very hard since the day he met her, trying to build up enough social reputation and money to win Daisy back. He built up enough money to move, then he bought a very nice mansion across the bay from her, throwing parties every weekend hoping Daisy would come to one of them. He spent a lot of hard earned money throwing these parties and trying to make them the best he could so daisy would like him more.
He went from having very little to owning one of the largest houses and throwing huge parties and befriending some of the most famous people around. His dream was to win back Daisy, the love of his life. They fell in love at a young age but when he left for the war to make money, she left Gatsby for Tom. Gatsby quickly decided he would do anything and everything in his power to win her back. He aspired to be wealthy and raise his social status in order to do so.