Gatsby Essay

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Mr. Gatsby ENG 3U MacKenzie Kuli Mr. Gatsby is portrayed as a huge partier and has a lot of them. He seems to invite anyone and let anyone come and go as they please. "In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths." (Fitzgerald, 43). After Gatsby had his parties, he is not seen outside cleaning everything up, his servants are. "On Mondays, eight servants including an extra gardener toiled all day with mops scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden shears." (Fitzgerald, 43). Mr. Gatsby also seems to either know a lot of people or not care as to who goes to his parties since "people were not invited- they went there." (Fitzgerald, 45). Gatsby's parties are always really big and he is portrayed as a drunk since he always has parties. There were also several rumours that went around about Gatsby making him seem like he is very important and intimidating. Gatsby was said to have murdered a man according to the three girls that were talking to Nick. "They thought he killed a man once." (Fitzgerald, 48). People didn't know what Gatsby did during the war because people said different things about him. "It's more that he was a German spy during the war." (Fitzgerald, 48). Another woman said, "Oh no, it couldn't be that because he was in the American army during the war." (Fitzgerald, 48). Nobody knows for sure what Gatsby did, everyone just assumed things or made them up. "This fella's a regular Belasco." (Fitzgerald, 50). The last thing that was said about Gatsby was, "He told me once that he was an Oxford man." (Fitzgerald, 53). Everyone said so many things about Gatsby that nobody knows which is actually true. Everyone portrays him as a man who did something great or took part on something great. The real Gatsby specifically invited Nick to his party because he had seen him numerous times but the circumstances prevented them from meeting. This gives us

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