Ken, Farhana & Simer Productions Pvt. Ltd. present CHAPTER 6 THE GREAT GATSBY BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
PLOT Climax: Tom and Rising action: Daisy attend Gatsbyâs past the party, is revealed, Tom accuses his blurred Gatsby of Introduction: identity is bootlegging The reporterâs cleared presence disturbs Gatsby
Falling action:Gatsbycomplaints thatDaisy is nothaving a goodtime, he wants Conclusion:to go back to Gatsbythe past remembers his first kiss with Daisy
Character Development1. Nick:â¢ He is a good friend of Tom and Gatsbyâs although he disagrees with them pretty much all the time.â¢ He does not like to be around Tom because of his snobbish attitude.â¢ He is the âmiddle manâ for Gatsby and Daisy and between Gatsby and Tom.â¢ He tries his best to help Gatsby to be happy.Behaviour :-ï¼ Nick is a caring friend where he constantly helps Gatsby. He defends Gatsby when Tom accused him for being a bootlegger. He also constantly reminds Gatsby that what passed is history and time cannot be brought back.
2. Daisy:â¢ She attends Gatsbyâs party accompanied by Tom.â¢ She does not enjoy the party due to Tomâs presence and Tomâs constant harassment towards Gatsby.â¢ She enjoys dancing and spending time with Gatsby.Behaviour :-ï¼ She does not respect or care about Tomâs feelings; she dances and gets close to Gatsby because she wants Tom to feel the way he made her feel when he spends all his time with other girls instead of her. Kind of making Tom jealous.ï¼ She feels unpleasant when she sees Tom go for other girls in the party and she answers Tomâs questions sarcastically.
3. Tom: â¢ He attends Gatsbyâs party just to keep an eye on Daisy because he dislikes Gatsby. â¢ He constantly harasses Gatsby by accusing him with all sorts of illegal activities. â¢ He talks and dines with other girls during the party while Daisy is there. He even asked for her permission! Behaviour :- ï¼ He is a coward and he wants to ensure that his wife is not having an affair with other even when he himself is. ï¼ He is not respectful to both the host, Gatsby and his wife, Daisy. ï¼ He was invited to a party and he constantly talks about the host. ï¼ He paid attention to other girls more than his own wife. ï¼He is very arrogant and snobbish. He only sees himself as a worthy being. He mistreats almost everybody.
4. Gatsby : Past: - â¢ His real name is James Gatz. â¢ Changed his name legally to Jay Gatsby at the age of 17. â¢ He was from a poor farmersâ family from North Dakota. â¢ He went to Lutheran College and worked as a janitor there but left after 2 weeks. â¢ He has worked as a fisherman before. â¢ He worked for Dan Cody on his yacht. â¢ He was supposed to inherit fortune from Dan Cody but his mistress, Ella Kaye interrupted and claimed the $25,000 for herself. Behaviour :- ï¼ He was not happy being in a poor farmersâ family. ï¼ He had big dreams to become a wealthy man some day. ï¼ His social status means a lot to him. ï¼ He was determined and hardworking so that he could be a rich and successful man.
Present :- â¢ Gatsby is still not accepted by the East Eggers even though he became rich and successful. â¢ He is still not socially accepted by the more fashionable East Eggers and was considered as ânew moneyâ. â¢ He was unaware that Tom and Sloane was not sincere about inviting him over for dinner. â¢ He upset about Daisy having a bad time during the party and wants Daisy to leave Tom â¢He wants everything to be like the past when he was with Daisy. Behaviour :- ï¼ Gatsby thinks that money and fame will make me become socially accepted by the East Eggers but he was completely wrong. ï¼ His obsession for Daisy had made him think that Daisy will leave Tom once he has the money and they will be together like in the past. ï¼ He is sentimental about the past and thinks that he can re-create the past. ï¼Gatsbyâs dream of success is focused entirely on Daisy and he thinks that Daisy is a sign of perfection. He will do anything to be with her.
T H E M E S
True friendship Gatsby would doanything for Dan Cody. Example : He was Codyâs skipper, steward, mate , secretary
Illegal activityGatsby was a bootlegger
BetrayalGatsby was supposed to inherit Dan Codyâs money but instead, never even seen the money.
Recreating the pastGatsby is trying to recreate what he and Daisy used to have. Loveâ¦
I m a g e & rS y m b o l s
Daisy âperfection,luxury, hisultimate goal
East Egg andWest Egg âdifference insocial status
Style (Literary Techniques)a) Allusion: "Listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star.â Pg 118 Itâs creating the scenery for Gatsby and Daisys first kiss. Tuning forks have to be in perfect resonance so it is symbolism to Gatsby and Daisys connection.b) Metaphor: "But his heart was in a constant, turbulent riot.â Pg 105 This metaphor compares Jay Gatsbys personal turmoil with a riot. Both are fierce, uncontrollable and rebellious.
c) Personification: "He stayed there two weeks, dismayed at its ferocious indifference to the drums of his destiny, to destiny itself, and despising the janitorâs work with which he was to pay his way through." Pg 106 Ferocity is a human quality given to indifference to enhance the emotional effect of the description of the school and its atmosphere.d) Flashback: Flashback was constantly used in Chapter 6 to describe and explain what happened to Gatsby before he became rich. It showed us the harsh life that Gatsby went through after he left his town and work as a janitor in the college he went to. He then left college and work as a fisherman until he met Dan Cody. He worked for him until he died and became more dedicated to be a wealthy man. Flashback was also used to describe the scene where Gatsby and Daisy kissed 5 years before they met each other again.