To the Democratic Party, “Miller [was] doing exactly what the Republicans have accused Kerry of – flip flopping” (Renfroe). After his speech, Miller was disliked and even despised by many Democrats. They felt as though he was not loyal to his own party and might as well just declare that he truly is a Republican. The Democratic Party was not only upset with Miller because he stood behind the Republican Party, but because he publicly humiliated John Kerry: “The B-1 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, dropped 40 percent of the bombs in the first six months of Operation Enduring Freedom” (Miller 3). Zell Miller purposely pointed out flaws in Senator Kerry’s actions to exemplify to the audience why he would not feel his family would be safe and protected under Kerry’s rule.
Also, the structure of chapter one is of Nick talking about events that have already past, we can trust him as a narrator as he is looking in hindsight we know that he will have clear reasons for his views, and therefore provides even more reason for the reader to trust Nicks character. Another example of how Fitzgerald has given Nick good characteristics for his role as a narrator is when he shows a man directions to West Egg Village, he says ‘And as I walked on I was lonely no longer. I
Yes, it came to Al’s realization that he was losing his touch as a comic writer, but he would never fully admit it to himself. Instead of throwing in the towel, AL resorted to stealing the scripts from a deceased young comic named Davey Farber, whom was killed in World War 2. Al’s actions put his and Sammy’s job in jeopardy, even when Sammy was unaware of what he did. Al kept those scripts locked away in a desk drawer and his girlfriend, Connie, would repeatedly ask him why he had kept them. His response was for “a little sentimentality, and for old time’s sake.” His words are deceiving being that he really keeps them for inspiration, and possibly a back-up plan when he can be comical no more.
Nick talks about ‘Midas and Morgan’ who were both mythical and real people. This quote foreshadows that the novel is going to be a mix with myth and reality. Fitzgerald also uses chapter one to introduce the reader to Nick. He speaks about remembering his father’s advice – ‘people haven’t had the advantages you’ve had…’ this shows that Nick has strong morals and family values. His father also advises him not to judge too quickly - this shows the reader that this is one of Nick’s failings and that he judges people more quicker than he should.
During this chapter and most of the story, we see through Nick’s perspective of the party. A great deal of mystery still shrouds Gatsby as Fitzgerald has distanced Nick and us from him. Even at the party Nick and Jordan desperately try to find their host who is proving to be illusive among the hundreds of men and women. As they question and socialise with the crowds they hear many rumours about Gatsby. ‘’Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once’ ’and ‘’he was a German spy during the war’’ adds to Gatsby’s perplex resemblance.
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.
He then continues to tell his mother all of the biased factors which contribute against kabuo being innocent which makes Ishmael seem weak as if he is trying to balance out odds against kabuo. He clams that the accused man was not “remorseful” however we know that this statement is incorrect as kabuos facial features are the ones of a man hiding his past war experiences. Ishmaels mother comments after he’s explained to her about how the Japanese were trained and how he was trained to kill them without any remorse ; she says : “Like you, Ishamel , he served in the war. Have you forgotten –that-that he fought in the war? That he risked his life for his country” she is trying to tell Ishmael that many men were effected by the events that happened during the war, there is also a subliminal message that is telling Ishmael that if the war managed to change Kabuo that the same impact has effected Ishmael in a similar way and that his mother wants the previous version of her son back.
Since little is known about Gatsby, Nick must depend on misleading rumors about the man of mystery. At one of Gatsby’s glamorous parties, a group of women gossip, “One time he killed a man who had found out that he was the nephew to Von Hindenburg and second cousin to the devil” (61). Other guest place Gatsby as a mobster or as a German spy during the war. While some of these stories may be true to his past, most are just made up things that people with wild imaginations came up with. As Nick and Gatsby become more acquainted, Nick is invited to dine with Gatsby for lunch.
“Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once” A thrill passes over all of us. The three Mr. Mumbles bent forward and listened eagerly, ‘ I don’t think it’s so much that” argued Lucille skeptically, “it’s more that he was a German spy during the war (Fitzgerald 44). Now that we know he was a German spy we know for sure that he has some sort of power and respect. As bad as some of the people at the party are making it sound I think people knowing he was a German spy will give him a little more respect. The Author uses big and meaningful words to emphasize a quote that tells you this quote is somehow or another meaningful.
This is all in order to grasp what he really wants, daisy, she is being lied to which is ironic when she should be the one he is most loyal to if he wants to pursue a relationship with her. Gatsby is introduced through gossip which instantly shows he is a mysterious character, guests say he once ‘killed a man’ or was ‘a spy’, the fact is , everyone talks about him but no one really knows, his identity and past is a myth, the different things people believe influence other people’s views on him too adding to the on-going theme of deception. There are hints all the way through that Gatsby is a fake, like when owl eyes is amazed