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  1. How is Gatsby presented to the reader in Chapter 4 in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The speculative rumours at the start of the chapter serve to remind the reader that no one knows anything for sure about Gatsby. Nick then proceeds to list the names of people who visited Gatsby?s party one summer. The list conveys the scope of Gatsby?s eminence with the rich folk of East and West Egg. Furthermore, it shows the reader the type of people Gatsby attracts. The inclusion of people such as Doctor Civet ?who was drowned last summer up in Maine? and Earl Muldoon whose ?brother strangled his wife? and Palmetto ?who killed himself by jumping in front of

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  2. How does Fitzgerald make you feel sympathetic towards Gatsby?

    Which by the end of the novel, in hindsight, makes you want to cry for Gatsby?s character, and the ?destruction? of his life by his own self-consuming love for Daisy. Another key thread in Gatsby?s past is his history with Daisy, and the circumstances to which he lost her. A more detailed view of Gatsby?s past relationship with Daisy is first revealed with Jordan?s narrative. Gatsby is described as a soldier, sitting with Daisy, looking at Daisy ?in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at sometime?, this, to me anyway, shows Gatsby as a tender and affectionate man, this detail becomes key, which i will come to next.

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  3. Notes on "The Great Gatsby" Chapters 4,5,6 and 7

    When tom was introduced to Gatsby by Nick, gatsby was embarrased because he still loved Daisy. In the past, Gatsby was with Daisy, they had a romance. But Gatsby had to go to war and when Daisy wanted to said him good bye she couldnt. So Daisy married tom because she was looking for love desesperately. The day before getting married Daisy got drunked because she was not happy because she had received a letter from Gatsby. Gatsby bought that house because he wanted to have Daisy just across the bay.

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