Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Chapter 9 of the Great Gatsby Essay
Chapter 9, the last chapter of the raw, is used by Fitzgerald to create a sense of finality for the reader, suggesting the party was over. This chapter cedes him to suffice his final comment on the unfulfilling nature of the American aspiration, and the nature of the citizenry that lived in the Roaring Twenties. The chapter is made for the obvious purpose of be the conclusion to the tale. Rather than leave the ending ambiguous as legion(predicate) authors do, Fitzgerald wraps up the narrative decisively. This sense of finality of the book allows the reader to bang to final conclusions and judgements of what they have sympathizen. An open ended book can allow readers to come up with their own endings, but a book with a definitive ending allows readers to see what happened and then decide what it means. Fitzgerald allows the reader to turn their own opinions on the events that definitely happened in the story, giving a greater sense of meaning and attachment to the story.Nic k narrates the chapter from two years later, sounding back at the final days he spent in New York. Through out(a) the chapter Nick shows his disgust and contempt for the East of the U.S., clearly preferring his Middle West. Fitzgerald does this to make us, as readers, antagonise the East connection as the main cause of the tragic events of the novel. He does this by demonstrate Nick, the one involved in most if non all the events of the novel, altogether appalled at the actions of people that have made their lives in the East. This is especially shown when Nick initially refuses to shake Tom Buchanans hand. He has justly deduced that Tom was the one who told Wilson that Gatsbys car was the one that ran Myrtle over, and out of his provincial squeamishness he did not shake hands.He does in conclusion shake hands, but only out of pity and as a sign of farewell so that he does not have to see Tom again. We are meant to feel Nicks relief of not having to see this clear representa tion of all that was wrong with old notes and the novels portrayal of the East that it was essentially careless people, who laden up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness and let other people clean up the mending they had made. At first, Gatsby seems to represent the success story of the American Dream. He creates his own fortune and earns great wealth and material possessions but, in the end, his day-dream fails anyway. At the conclusion of the novel, Gatsby does not get what he wishes. his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to clutch bag it.He did not know that it was already behind him, Gatsbys decease without the total commitment from Daisy that he always sought after is a tragic display of the reality of the American Dream that it has been corrupted from the credit line of happiness to the pursuit of wealth. Fitzgerald uses the distortion of the readers perception of the American Dream so that we pity the unfortunate characters of the novel Gatsby, Jordan, Daisy, Tom who despite having money, do not seem to have true deep happiness. Overall, Fitzgerald uses the closing chapter of the novel for exactly its intended purpose to finish the novel. We see the end of the story of Gatsby and the effect he had on people and reflect on what it actually meant.