The Great Gatsby Passage Analysis

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Summer Reading Assignment: The Great Gatsby Chapter #1- Select a passage that describes the setting. Discuss how this passage contributes to your understanding of the work as a whole, including stylistic devices that affect the creation of the setting in your mind “I lived at West Egg, the — well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them. My house was at the very tip of the egg, only fifty yards from the Sound, and squeezed between two huge places that rented for twelve or fifteen thousand a season. The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard — it was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one…show more content…
There are 3 metaphors on page nine (In blue), one of them describes the difference between east and west egg. The next one Nick’s house and the other describes Gatsby’s mansion. The setting described in this passage is told in the first person with the point of view of a middle class man. The setting described is of a suburban setting of Gatsby’s mansion, his 40 acres of land; his marble swimming pool along with Nick’s little house to the left of Gatsby. Also not 50 yards away from Nick’s house is Long Island Sound, but just a little ways off shore is east…show more content…
The band is a full orchestra with just about every instrument you can find in a music store. And while the band arrived the guests have been coming out of the beach and changing in Gatsby’s house for the party. Almost all of them haven’t even been invited except for a select few that have received an invitation from Gatsby’s butler. The decorations described in the passage are flamboyant and colorful with the drinks “floating” around. There are three metaphors in the passage that I selected. One is about the bar being in full swing, another is about the air being “alive” with chatter and laughter; the last one describes the wandering women that become the epicenter of the groups that they join ad then they triumphantly glide through the sea of faces to the next group. The description is told by a limited third person with the point of view of a party guest and upper class person. The setting that is depicted in this passage is that of an indoors party in the afternoon near the end of the month with colorful

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