The Great Gatsby Chapter 7 Analysis

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Chapter seven is a key part of ‘The Great Gatsby’; many things are happening, changing and being resolved. Fitzgerald uses many techniques to implore the events taking place. From the start of the chapter we see a huge change in the protagonist Jay Gatsby. His lifestyle of the lavish parties and many servants are now no more. Explaining that these changes are due to Daisy being over more often, he just wants to impress her, but keep the secret of their affair. Gatsby also asks Nick to attend a lunch at the Buchanan’s house with him and Daisy calls soon after to make certain that he will be going over. The next day at the Buchanan’s the atmosphere is tense. As the day goes on Tom decides they are all going to New York City, then declares he will drive Gatsby's yellow car. When Tom orders Daisy to come with him she refuses, going alone with Gatsby in Tom's blue coupe. Tom, Jordan, and Nick stop for gas along the way at George Wilson's garage, where they find a physically sick Wilson, having realised his wife has been unfaithful. However he…show more content…
For example, "Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of the fans.” Silver and white are both colours seen to prevail innocence. However neither of the girls can be seen as innocent. Jordan Baker heard as a cheat in golfing world, and Daisy Buchanan, later found to be a killer. There is also the colour of Gatsby’s car, a bright sunshine yellow, a happy colour of warmth. The same car, which mows down Mrs. Wilson, certainly not a happy event. Irony seems to play a key role in the book, not only within colours but the circumstances taking place. On the drive into New York, Tom discovers that Myrtle is going to be moving away with her husband. Ironically, Tom seems to be losing both his wife and his mistress in the same

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