Gatsby is a very sentimental man; it’s shown though his name. If Gatsby didn’t want to keep a part of his old identity he would of completely invented a new identity, but instead Gatsby just changes his name from James Gatz to jay Gatsby the names are roughly the same. However the main part of how Gatsby is sentimental is how he wont let go of his past with daisy. Gatsby is determined to rekindle his love with daisy just how it was before “‘cant repeat the past? He cried incredulously.
THE GREAT GATSBY/ THE CATCHER IN THE RYE The characters of Holden Caulfield and Jay Gatsby share similar ideals and dreams in their lives. In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield has difficulty finding a way to understand how one can change from an innocent child to an adult. He tries to help preserve this innocence in his sister Phoebe, but she sees that he is one that needs her help, in becoming an adult. 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.
Fitzgerald conveys a sense of illusion and disillusion in The Great Gatsby by using symbolism in the novella. Colour is symbolically used to convey that the characters are people whom they are not. Fitzgerald presents Jay Gatsby as a character who cannot see reality. We see this throughout the novella with his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan. Evidence can be seen throughout, although particularly in the fact he bought his house ‘so that Daisy would be across the bay”.
Jay Gatsby is one of those people who cannot get over what happened in the past. Time can be our friend but it can also be our biggest enemy if you live in the past, forget the present and fear the future. Gatsby also could not grasp the reality of life because he wanted his reality to be his past and his past to be his future. In the novel Gatsby struggles with forgetting the past and in his case the past is his long lost love Daisy, who will unfortunately be his untimely demise. One of his confidants through the book is a man named Nick Carraway and when he hears of Gatsby’s dilemma he is appalled and he expresses those feelings by saying, “ Almost five years!
These people are not real. The stories are fiction. But fiction has truth. How? O'Brien creates an intentional paradox for his readers when he writes the violent, but grabbing story of Rat Kiley and then at the end of the story, tells the reader that the characters and events of the story did not happen just as he described them, but that they happened in a totally different way to other people.
transformations of Gatsby. This is brought about by the use of objects and weather to foreshadow, his choice of adjectives, effective punctuation (to highlight the changes in tone), light imagery and the contrast between Nick’s, Gatsby’s and Daisy’s character. Within this chapter, Gatsby’s adopted persona crumbles. His cool, calm and controlled exterior was replaced by a nervous, childish, lovesick identity which the ‘interesting people’ he identified, never saw. Through Nick’s eyes, Gatsby was shown to be vulnerable throughout the whole chapter, which contrasts how he depicted at the beginning of the book.
It is quite important to notice, that in the first paragraph in the chapter there is a word ‘unreal’ which gives us a clue about what this chapter will be about. This way of beginning the chapter, makes us think about what is really real and what is a fantasy in this book. It gets us to wonder what we should and shouldn’t believe. Other chapters in fact build all this up, since in most of them Gatsby is lying about who he really is and where he is coming from. He creates a fantasy of himself and what he would love to be just to impress Daisy, he does the same for her.
One aspect of a character’s life in this novel that sets a great example of illusion seen as reality involves the character Jay Gatsby. Gatsby quite does not understand the difference between illusion and reality in his mind causing false reality of his life. First, this main character of this novel gives the illusion to the community that his real name is Jay Gatsby, but actually in reality being James Gatz. James was a poor boy from Mid-West who changed his identity to become a difference person and create an entirely new image of himself to be a man respectable enough to be with Daisy. In the book it states, “I suppose he’d had the name ready for a long time, even then… So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end” (Fitzgerald 104).
One can only assess Marlowe’s personality through the biased opinion of the narrator himself. Therefore, it is the readers’ responsibility to question how much truth is behind Marlowe’s storytelling. Without honesty, the story can be slanted to make the other heroic qualities appear where they are in fact not. Because Chandler does a great job of making Marlowe so charming, readers get easily distracted from the fact that the entire plot is subjective. Marlowe’s credibility comes into question through his self-portrayal, through his manipulation of his readers into accepting his own limited and unsupported suspicions of other characters, and through his near superhuman ability to be in the “right” place at the right time.