The eyes, in this sense, represent the lack of Godliness in the lives of the characters, and by extension, the society on which Fitzgerald comments. Nick tells some truth about Gatsby. Myrtle comes out of the bedroom shouting Daisy's name, enraging Tom and causing him to smack her hard across the face. He rents a small house on , in the fictional village of West Egg, next door to the lavish mansion of , a mysterious multi-millionaire who holds extravagant parties but does not participate in them. It was subsequently produced by. East Egg symbolized more of the old wealth, with the more fine-tuned classic tastes and pace of life.
Nick tells Jordan that he imagined Gatsby to be older and fatter. Fitzgerald himself blamed poor sales on the fact that women tended to be the main audience for novels during this time, and Gatsby did not contain an admirable female character. They stop for gas at George Wilson's garage, and he has learned of Myrtle's infidelity, but not that she's sleeping with Tom. Not long after this revelation, Nick travels to New York City with Tom and Myrtle to an apartment that Tom uses like a hotel room for Myrtle, as well as other women whom he also sleeps with. Nick organizes an uncomfortably small funeral for Gatsby which none of Gatsby's business associates, only one of his party-goers and his estranged father Henry Gatz, attend.
Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era. Americans from the 1920s to the 21st century have plenty of experience with changing economic and social circumstances. After an initially awkward reunion, Gatsby and Daisy begin an affair over the summer. Later in the novel, he admits to Nick, the narrator, about how he throws the parties to impress Daisy, his childhood love about his luxurious and wealthy lifestyle in an effort to have her come back to him, regardless that she has married a new man, Tom. Although 1926 brought Owen Davis' stage adaption and the -issued , both of which brought in money for the author, Fitzgerald still felt the novel fell short of the recognition he hoped for and, most importantly, would not propel him to becoming a serious novelist in the public eye. When came in the other day I told him about your novel and he instantly balked at the title.
A scholar has proven that there are many similarities between the Great Neck and the West Egg. The setting ofroaring 20s in post World War I America forms a major backdrop tothe decadent wealth and luxury enjoyed by those on Long Islandestates. The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Fitzgerald's remarks about incorporating the painting into the novel led to the interpretation that the eyes are reminiscent of those of fictional optometrist Dr. Nixon also created the scenario and costume designs. He may have been remembering Fitzgerald's words in that April letter: So in my new novel I'm thrown directly on purely creative work—not trashy imaginings as in my stories but the sustained imagination of a sincere yet radiant world. A notable difference between the Trimalchio draft and The Great Gatsby is a less complete failure of Gatsby's dream in Trimalchio.
Although most people associate good times and carefree abandon with the reverie of the 1920s, Fitzgerald suggests a much darker side. Fitzgerald was a young man from Minnesota, and, like Nick, who went to , he was educated at an Ivy League school,. Based on her forensic search for clues, she asserts that the two victims in the Hall-Mills murder case inspired the characters who were murdered in The Great Gatsby. Additionally, the theme of the female familial role within The Great Gatsby goes hand in hand with that of the ideal family unit associated with the great American dream—a dream that goes unrealized for Gatsby and Daisy in Fitzgerald's prose. The dizzying rise of the stock market in the aftermath of the war led to a sudden, sustained increase in the national wealth and a newfound materialism, as people began to spend and consume at unprecedented levels.
Guessing that Nick believes Daisy's living situation brainwashedGatsby, he holds onto this somewhat broken, yet not entirely a'bad guy' per sey image of Gatsby. McKee home and then heading home himself. Tom chats with him over business matters, and George's wife Myrtle Isla Fisher comes downstairs. His pure love for Daisy and his generosity parties at his house show his difference from the crowd. It seems that perhaps the reality of Daisy does not live up to Gatsby's impractical vision of her.
He said he had liked the jacket and now he didn't like it. Bond-seller Nick Carraway, in a sanitarium for depression and alcoholism, is persuaded by his doctor to write a therapeutic account of what put him there. Gatsby's drive and perseverance in obtaining his goal is, in many senses, commendable. By August, however, Fitzgerald was hard at work and completed what he believed to be his final manuscript in October, sending the book to his editor, , and agent, , on October 30. He almost leaves until Daisy comes in. So now that Gatsby has a lot of money he tries to recreate everything so Daisy will love him again and they can get married.
It is a famous example of a. Tom is visibly distraught but denies having known her well. For others, the American Dream means coming to America and having a rich, productive life. He started life with little, as the son of fairly unsuccessful farmers. Tom chats briefly with Wilson about business matters. Inspired by the debauchery on display at Gatsby's wild parties and the lives of the wealthy elite, Carraway begins putting pen to paper as it gradually becomes clear that his cousin and the millionaire share a complicated romantic past that remains unresolved.