How Does Fitzgerald Write and Convey Ideas in Chapter 3 of the Great Gatsby?

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English Literature: How does Fitzgerald write and convey events in chapter 3? Fitzgerald in Chapter 3 uses a range of ways in order to convey things such as themes, atmosphere, assumptions of characters and the characters themselves. The main ways Fitzgerald does this is using nick the narrator to describe things or to engage in conversation and gossip about said characters. This essay will see what things are conveyed and how throughout the party in chapter 3. From early on in the chapter, nick gives us an accurate description of the atmosphere and outline of the party as well as a theme of light surrounding it. Nick describes “In his blue gardens man and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars” on page 41. By describing the people as “moths” he is using the theme of light as the moths or people are attracted to the ‘light’ of the party or to the new money represented by Gatsby. Also By saying they “came and went” he is showing how there is no foundation in new money but instead just attraction at first sight. This overall gives us an insight into the party and its meaning in chapter 3. Later on the reader finds out more about the mysterious character of Gatsby by the gossip surrounding him. A girl talking to nick during the party says “You look at him sometimes when he thinks nobody’s looking at him. I’ll bet he killed a man”. By saying he “killed a man” the woman adds curiosity around Gatsby as he has let little slip about him, therefore increasing how mysterious and extravagant his life could be behind closed doors. This links to the theme of artificiality as because there is no information about him it has to be made up to fill the gaps. This overall gives us an insight into a characteristic of Gatsby as being a recluse even at his own part and full of mystery. Later in the party, we also learn things
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