THE GREAT GATSBY
Things to look out for in Chapter 6
(form structure language)
Social Drama / Urban context / Discourse on social and financial divisions. Social divisions shown by Sloane’s and Tom’s distaste for Gatsby’s company.
- More rumour underground pipeline 94
- Several weeks have passed. The Saturday following Tom/Sloane/Woman’s visit
First person narrator reflects/comments:
- Narrator uses reported speech to retell the story told to him by intradiegetic narrator Gatsby with Nick’s own gloss whereby Jay makes the dream search for ‘meretricious (false) beauty’ become a reality. The Cody story was told later: Nick purports to tell the story now to dispel the rumours 97
- Narrator’s direct experience of 2nd party narrated
Gatsby ‘haunted’ 95. Contrast of ‘the ineffable (beyond expression) gaudiness and the ticking clock/’tangled clothes’ 95. The world seemed to be ironically founded on a fairy’s wing’.
Gatsby is keen to entertain Tom & friends, moving ‘quickly’, ringing bells.’ 98 Seems desperate by saying he will follow in his car’
Cody: a prospector pioneer in the Yukonand ‘every rush for metal’ 96. His yacht represented ‘all the beauty and the glamour in the world’
Sloane: the name suggests class and defrives perhaps from association with London High society 98. Drinks nothing 98. Doesn’t want Gatsby with them. Nor does Tom
Gatsby’s second party: ‘the same profusion of champagne, the same many-the senses coloured, many-keyed commotion’. Repetition and use of the senses.
Daisy: ‘voice was playing murmurous tricks in her throat’ 101
Chapter 2 Notes
Chapter 3 Notes
Chapter 4 Notes
Chapter 5 Notes
Chapter 7 Sample essay
Chapter 8 Guided reading
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