‘The great Gatsby,’ by Scott Fitzgerald elaborates the events that took place in the late years of 1922. The novel brings the substantive findings in contribution to the findings in the literature overview regarding particular topics. The novel focuses on the master piece of literature in regards to the capturing the essence of the related era of World War 1.
The various characters are brought out vividly in the context that seeks to illustrate the various themes. The novel focuses to bring the various epics related to the love and relationships in the social arena. The book is considered as a great literary classic. This is a clear reflection of the nine chapters bringing out the various essence of an era.
The first character is Nick Carraway. He is illustrated strongly to have fought the First World War successfully and graduated from Yale. This effectively causes him to return back home to begin his own career. His ambitious career of wanting to know more actually persuades and pushes him to move out of his home to go to the New York. It is here that he gets to learn the bond business and becomes the salesman. The novel of the summer 1922 does reveals a life well treaded in the West Egg village along the Long Island. It is in this island that he does rent a house.
The quote that best fits him; “that’s my Middle West . . . the street lamps and sleigh bells in the frosty dark. . . . I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all—Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadoptable to Eastern life”. This brings out Nick’s lengthy meditations in chapter 9 that effectively brings the motif of geography in the book to a conclusion. This is because in the longer overview of the novel places is associated with themes, characters and diverse ideas example the east is associated with fast-paced lifestyle and the pursuit for wealth.
Another character is Myrtle, the unhappy wife married to George Wilson. The author brings her strong character in which she goes through the unfortunate tornados in the relationship adventures. This is illustrated by the havoc that occurs in the party. Myrtle gets hit by Tom in the party over an alleged issue arising in relation to Daisy’s her cousin. The quote that best fits the character is from chapter 7; “Who wants to go to town?" demanded Daisy insistently. Gatsby’s eyes floated toward her. "Ah," she cried, "you look so cool."Their eyes met, and they stared together at each other, alone in space. With an effort she glanced down at the table."You always look so cool," (Chapter 7.p.79-82). This quote well illustrates the dissatisfaction in the marriage of Daisy. This further reveals the attraction and the admiration she has over another man.
Another character vividly illustrated is Daisy who is Nick’s cousin. She is illustrated as clever in her character traits. This is brought about by the fact that she invites Nick together with Tom in a dinner that she focuses him to have an interest in. the name of the woman is Jordan Baker. The quote is; “I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool”. Daisy speaks these words in chapter 1. These words are used to describe Nick and Jordan in her hopes to for the infant daughter. This quote indirectly brings out daisy’s character. In this essence she is brought as clever and a product of social environment which shows she does not value intelligence in women.
Another character is Gatsby who is brought out clearly as great in the novel. This is clearly highlighted in the novel where he is illustrated in the narrative with the quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. This is brought in the love epic where they are introduced five years back before the narrative starts. Gatsby falls in love with Daisy’s beauty though one he lives abroad, this leads to brutal bullying by Tom Buchanan who is extremely rich and takes the lady to various scenarios of bullying. This leads him to devotedly invite wealth by all means in the pursuit of getting Daisy. The quote in chapter 3 illustrates that; "Her voice is full of money,” the quote illustrates the concept under which the concept of riches and wealth that leads to the adoption of Daisy.
Another character is Tom Buchanan a rich man who marries Daisy after Gatsby went abroad. His character is brought out as that one of pride. This is illustrated in the context that he bullies her in their relationship. The quote that well describes him is from chapter 5; "It takes two to make an accident." This illustrates various disagreements between the two couples in their relationships.
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And then one fine morning—so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. These words in the 9th chapter conclude the novel in the context presents the returning theme of significance of the past dreams to those of the future. Here it illustrates the struggle of human beings to effectively achieve their dreams by transcending and re-creating the past.