How does Fitzgerald tell the story in Chapter 1? To open the chapter of the novel Fitzgerald makes it clear to the reader that the narrator is in first person meaning that the narration could be biased and opinionated. To start off the novel, Nick Carraway, introduces himself personally by the reader being introduced by the quote which his father told him at his ‘younger’ and ‘more vulnerable years. His father stated ‘all the people in the world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had’ which Nick tells the reader from learning this from his father that he has always been ‘inclined to reserve judgements’. Following on from this Nick highlights that he will not judge a person before he has the chance to learn more about the individual.
This point continues to be proven when he says, “As a matter of fact you needn’t bother to ascertain. I ascertained.” The reader can easily see this being said in a high and mighty manner; his tone is clearly one of pride. This is a moment where the owl-eyed man takes on a form of pride with more of a negative connotation, as he takes away the responsibility of “ascertaining” from Jordan and Nick as if he feels they should have done so earlier and now since they have not done so, he will have to inform them. He is still proud of what he has found out, because he feels that it is important enough to share. The owl-eyed man then comments that, “This fella’s a regular Belasco…What thoroughness!
Paragraph 8 How does Hassan’s great ability to forgive allow him to lead a full life? Hassan was able to lead a fulfilling life due to his great ability of forgiving others and continuing to strive forward without the past catching up to him. There are many ways this is shown throughout the text and it is Amir who Hassan is always forgiving that really shows how strong of a heart Hassan has and his amazing ability to forgive. This is shown when Amir quotes “This was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me.” This quote demonstrates exactly why Hassan was able to fulfil his life; because he was able to forgive and make amends with others surrounding him. Another way this is shown is when he allows his mother who he had not seen “….since she had eloped with a band of singers and dancers in 1964”.
In chapter 1 Fitzgerald starts with reflection from Nick and then Fitzgerald uses varieties of techniques to continue chapter 1 when he introduces Tom and Daisy Buchanan Jordan Baker and ‘Gatsby’. The use of narration is present and incredibly important throughout the novel as Nick acts as a guide for the reader throughout the novel. We can tell this as Nick provides an opinion on the happenings on each chapter for the reader this is so Fitzgerald can provide the reader with an opinion. We see that Nick provides an opinion for the reader when he says ‘Gatsby turned out all right in the end’ this causes the reader to feel reassured that Gatsby’s character will in the end prevail after the tribulations of the story. There is a certain aspect that may not occur to a reader until they have read much further into the book and that Gatsby’s character is doomed and then is his retribution.
Write some of the ways Fitzgerald tells the story in Chapter One Chapter one begins with Nick, our narrator, talking about his upbringing. He talks of his strong relationship with his father and how he taught him to reserve judgement about other people, because if he holds them up to his own moral standards, he will misunderstand them. On the first page of the chapter it is clear that the story has already happened, his first paragraph includes words like “When I came back...” and “last autumn...” suggesting events from the past. Also in these first few words we gain an understanding into the ideas he has and a judgement into the past. When he came back he says “...I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention for ever” This suggests that he experienced immoral behaviour and wants change.
In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain shows Huck as someone who pushes away harmful people but also brings closer those he sees as being good. Huck joins in the drama of Jim’s life because he cares about Jim not being “sold down the river”(11). We can also see that Huck does everything possible to stay out of harm way while dealing with Jim’s well being. This is easily seen when looking at his relationship with Jim versus his relationship with the King and Duke, and the comparison he makes between them and pap. Huck’s relationship with the king and duke begins as an adventure, “the first thing that come out was that these chaps didn’t know one another” (154); Twain, when explaining how they ended up on the canoe with Huck, never truly tells whether or not they knew each other before meeting Huck.
Although Thady Quirk claims to be true and loyal to the family, key moments during the narrative depict his intentions as being quite possibly the opposite, due to his effective assistance in his own son's takeover of the estate. At the beginning of the story, Thady takes prides in how he’s called by everyone “honest Thady.” If he’s truly honest, then his account of every event would be reliable, true, and accurate. He also has a tendency to only share the good characteristics of people with the reader, even if they are a drunk, in debt, have a gambling problem, or any the above. One Lord of the Rackrent estate, Sir Kit, is described as being an abusive husband for allowing his wife stay locked away in a room “upon which my lady shut herself up in her own room, and my master said she might stay there, with an oath; and to make sure of her, he turned the key in the door, and kept it ever after in his pocket.” (29)
Skrzynecki’s words, “gentle father kept pace only with the Joneses of his own mind’s making” as quoted from his poem ‘Feliks Skrzynecki’ exhibits, through the descriptive word ‘gentle’ and the metaphorical use of ‘only with the Joneses of his own mind’s making’, the obvious admirations of son to father as well as the childhood lesson of staying true to oneself. Thus, upholding the concept of belonging in the English curriculum as well as continuing the analysis of Skrzynecki’s poems is vital as it permits students to understand the notion of familial relationships. After all without our family, who else could we belong to? Will Hodkinson’s feature article “Marked as an enemy of the state” also demonstrates the importance of familial belonging. Baldaev’s widowed wife Valentina expresses her strong emotions when referring to Baldaev’s drawings as “she didn’t know what to do with them, but she was concerned that her family would throw them out when she died.
In the novel the characters trust Nick and confide in him quite a bit. He thinks of himself as an open minded non-judgmental, non-partial person. I think that it is almost impossible to live your life and not judge others and also not be partial and judge different individuals with different standards. Nick wants the readers to believe that the way he was raised gives him the right to pass judgment on an immoral world. He says, that as a consequence of the way he was raised he is "inclined to reserve all judgments" about other people (page 5).
Fitzgerald uses flashbacks very frequently in the novel, and by doing this Fitzgerald immediately has the reader questioning Nick, as accounts of the past are not as reliable as descriptions of the present. The form is also an important factor of how Fitzgerald tells the story in chapter two, as form is all about perspective. As Nick is the only narrator, we only hear Nick’s perspective on everything and therefore rely on Nick’s perspective on things such as characters and events in order to form our own judgment on them. However, Fitzgerald uses this technique very cleverly as we learn a lot about Nick Carraway as a character through his narration. In chapter one, he mentions that he is “inclined to reserve all