The Elements of Fiction "The Great Gatsby"
The action that happens in The Great Gatsby is when everyone is at the Plaza Hotel, and Tom and Gatsby are fighting leaving everyone else feeling awkward. Daisy decides to run away from the argument, which causes Gatsby to run after her, and Tom running after both of them.Later on in the book Daisy runs over Myrtle, which was Tom's lover, with Gatsby's yellow car.Tom thinks it was Gatsby's fault not knowing it was his own wife who had accidentally killed her.
The antagonist would be Tom Buchanan, in the book he tries to prevent Jay Gatsby from living happy with Daisy, but that is only because Tom says he is deeply in love with Daisy, and really cares about her. Deep down Tom isn't that evil after all.
Daisy is a Round Character because she ends up changing a bit throughout the novel with the affair she is having with Jay Gatsby. She starts to grow feelings for him, but later on decides to stay with Tom.Nick would be a dynamic character by the way he learns the different types of life the wealthy people live, and how they manage to live that way.
The way F.Scott Fitzgerald developed the characters was letting us know their traits little by little. In each chapter there would be something new about a character that we didn't know before, because he didn't give out full information on each character.There would also even be new characters that he wouldn't mention before.
Climax The climax would be when Tom and Gatsby have an argument at the Plaza Hotel when Daisy decides to go to the city because it is very hot. The argument gets too out of control and causes everyone to feel awkward towards each other. Nick and Jordan have no idea what to do, because Tom doesn’t want them to leave, instead he offers some Champagne. With that whole argument, later on it leads to Myrtle’s death which changes the whole novel, and makes the reader realize the real characters in the book.
Daisy and Gatsby foreshadow their past relationship when they start to dance around a candle, dressed as if the were still in the past. Gatsby has his soldier suit on, and daisy is dressed with a white dress. She was the one who thought about that idea, and really wanted to feel loved by Gatsby.
Nick Carraway realizes that no one really liked Jay Gatsby, by the fact that no one even went to his funeral but yet thousands of people went to his party.
The exposition in the story would be that Nick moves to Long Island to a small house next to this big mansion, which is Jay Gatsby’s. Nick also mentions that World War 1 is over, and that is part of why he moves to West Egg, to visit his cousin Daisy.
The genre of this book falls in the categories of Romance, Mystery, Jazz, and Modernist Novel.
The narrator in this book is Nick, he’s the one who wrote the book in his perspective, in First person.
Point of View:
The point of view of this story is told in First person by the main character, Nick Carraway. He’s the only character that tells the reader what he sees, and what is going on.
Jay Gatsby went over to Daisy’s house to let Tom know that Daisy does not love him anymore, that she loves him. But right when he’s about to tell him, Daisy interrupts him by letting everyone know that they should all go to the city because it’s very hot. Just as an excuse so Tom wont know what Gatsby was going to say.
The climax would be when Tom and Gatsby are fighting over Daisy and later on in the story realize that Tom actually does love Daisy, and Daisy loves him back. Which causes Gatsby’s death.
The falling action would be what happens after Gatsby’s death. We all find out that Gatsby really had no “real” friends. No one even bothered to attended his funeral, other than Tom and Gatsby’s dad. No one thought that would ever happen since he would have a lot of people in his parties. .
The protagonist is Jay Gatsby because the whole book is about his life and how he struggles with the love he has towards Daisy.
The resolution in this book would be when Tom finds out the truth about Daisy’s affair with Gatsby. Later in the book Gatsby confronts Tom and tells him that Daisy doesn't even love him, leaving Tom with such anger, the final stage in the plot. The action comes to an end, and remaining loose ends are tied up.
The style that this book is written is very Modern, using poetic phrases, imagery, and a lot of symbols.This is the way the author selects and arranges words to express ideas and, ultimately, theme. For example, Dr. Seuss has a very distinctive style.
Some of the themes that this book has would be Love, Wealth, Lies, Education, and Morality. F.Scott Fitzgerald included all these messages in the book to convey the reader.
Speech Analysis Question
The speaker in ¨America is not the greatest´ is Jeff Daniel. This speech was given in a drama television series on HBO called, ´The Newsroom¨. The whole audience was college students, and other speakers. Jeff Daniels was trying to accomplish his explanation of why America is not the greatest country anymore. An important point that had to be made was that the other two speakers were not reasonable with their answers, and wrong in this point of view.Some information that the audience really really needed from Jeff was reasons and evidence, of why he thinks it isnt the greatest country. The attitude that the speech carried was a shocking, surprising speechless audience. The speech had a rough beginning because at first he did not know how to respond and react to the question and answers the other speakers told. Towards the middle and end he made it very clear, and understanding of why he supported his opinion. He made it seem that way by using repetition, by restating that ´America Isn't the greatest Country´. Also by saying ´None of this is the fault of a 20 year old college student, but you, nonetheless, are without a doubt, a member of the WORST-period-GENERATION-period-EVER-period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, i don't know what the fuck youre talking about!? This speech did contain parallel structure, by including nonstop evidence like, ¨7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, etc¨. Which creates a pattern that leads to his opinion and why its important. Most of the vocabulary was very appropriate other than the bad language he would sometimes use. The sentence structure was very clear and appropriate by not talking too fast or too slow, he would pause and let his speech sink in, then continue. The appearance of the speaker was very appropriate to the speech he gave. He dressed very professional, which made him look really smart and made people feel like everything he said was true, just by the way he dressed and spoke.