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In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald relies heavily on the weather and the environment to emphasize events and people.

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´╗┐Wear Liam Wear Mr. Digou ENG4U 9 January 2013 Change with the Weather People?s feelings and emotions are often changed or affected by the weather. There are also many stereotypes that go along with the weather. For example on rainy days people often feel sad or on very hot days people often have short tempers and can become angry easily. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald relies heavily on the weather and the environment to emphasize events and people. This is clearly seen during the days of Gatsby?s reunion with Daisy, Gatsby?s funeral, and the confrontation between Gatsby and Tom. One of the more important times that F. Scott Fitzgerald relies on the weather and the environment to emphasize events and people in The Great Gatsby is the day of Gatsby?s reunion with her. This day is very important to Gatsby as he has been counting the days since he last saw Daisy. Gatsby has asked Nick to invite daisy over to Nick?s place for tea so that Gatsby could come over and be reunited with her. ...read more.

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Scott Fitzgerald relies on the weather and the environment to emphasize events and people is on the day of Gatsby?s funeral. On the day of the funeral the rain creates a sad mood. When Nick goes to New York to see Meyer Wolfshiem and he says he can not attend the funeral we first learn that it is raining out. ?When I left his office the sky turned dark and I got back to West egg in drizzle? (Fitzgerald 163). This sets the mood for a sad, gloomy day. Although during all of Gatsby?s very large and expansive parties he is surrounded by people, his funeral is quite the opposite with only Nick, Mr. Gatz, Owl-eyes and a few of Gatsby?s servants attending the funeral, ?our procession of three cars reached the ceremony? (Fitzgerald 165). The weather stays this way all day and Gatsby?s funeral ends up being a very sad and miserable event. This is very unlike the funeral earlier in the book where people are celebrating the life of their friend and remembering all the good times they spent together as they pass Nick and Gatsby in ?cheerful carriages? (Fitzgerald 67). ...read more.

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When the gardener tells Gatsby that he wants to drain the pool to stop leaves from clogging the pipes, Gatsby tells him that he can not do this today and that Gatsby has not swam all year and plans to do so today. Gatsby believes that he can go back in time and make it warm, just like he believes ha can go back in time and make Daisy love him. In conclusion people?s emotions and feelings are often affected or can be changed by the weather. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald relies heavily on the weather and the environment to emphasize events and people. F. Scott Fitzgerald really uses this during the days of Gatsby?s reunion with Daisy, Gatsby?s funeral, and the confrontation between Gatsby and Tom. Like many great writers such as William Shakespeare, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses pathetic fallacy to help the reader to better understand what is happening, create suspense, and put emphasise on different incidents throughout the novel. ...read more.

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