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Explore the presentation of Gatsby’s parties and his guests In Chapter 3 we discover that Gatsby who is renowned for throwing elaborate parties everyday. It seemed that people just came and left when they chose “men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and stars.” Moths are creatures that are attracted to light and the people are compared to the moths because the people could arrive at Gatsby’s parties when the stars come out and leave before dawn as the people like the moths are attracted to the light. During the 1920s there was prohibition in America so the sale, manufacturing and transportation of alcohol were forbidden. The champagne at Gatsby’s party was illegal this suggests that Gatsby could be involved in some precarious things. Gatsby’s guests admire his Rolls – Royce, his marble swimming pool, his station-wagon and his “corps of caterers” the alliteration of this emphasizes how many caterers Gatsby has. The description of what Gatsby has prepared for the parties he holds shows conspicuous consumption. The repetition of the different types of alcohol Gatsby serves to his guests’ echoes that he is disobeying the law in order to have fun. Since prohibition had started in 1920 and The Great Gatsby was published in 1925 it had been going on for 5 years. “Most of his female guests were too young to know one from another.” This shows that he liked to have young women at his parties and that prohibition had been enforced for a long time. The tense of the writing changes to the present continuous tense to convey that Gatsby’s parties are excessive; this is also portrayed because the syntax is ongoing like Gatsby’s wealth. Nick Carraway was one of the few guests to be invited to Gatsby’s party this depicts that Gatsby is a mysterious person but desires for the upper classes to have a good time during the 1920s which

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