Essay on Chart: White People and Themes / Key Symbols Nick

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Character name
Impressions after reading chapter one
Impressions after viewing Redford
Impressions after Viewing DiCaprio
Impressions at the end of the film
Connection to 1920s Themes/Key Symbols

Nick
-'Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,' he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’ Nick does not judge people too harshly.
-Nick comes from a wealthy background in the Middle West.
-Nick is accepted by the Buchanans, and Jordan, because of his title in the Carraway “clan” he is accepted by the upper class
-Nick is the kind of guy that people want to tell their stories-and their secrets to
-Nick is not wealthy, as he is living off of his father’s wealth and trying to establish into the bond business, therefore he fits into the ranks of the upper class so he can speak about their lives, but not so immersed in the wealth perspective.
-Nick is appalled by the attitudes of the rich, he is viewed as a character and not so much a storyteller
-Nick is not judgemental
-He is intrigued by the lifestyle of Buchanans, and curious about this ghost named Gatsby
-In some ways the movie seems very flat and dull because there is no voice over of Nick’s observations and comments, therefore making it extremely difficult to get an impression of Nick and many of the characters

Daisy
-The name itself gives the imagery of daisy-a white delicate flower
-the first image is of a woman lying on a couch, surrounded by fluttering, moving materials-the curtains and their white dresses
-The white dress associates with purity and innocence
-Her voice induces happy or exciting thoughts of the past
“a singing compulsion, a whispered ‘Listen’, a promise that she had done gay, exciting things a while since”
-And of the future “and…, exciting things hovering in the next hour.” but not the present
-"For a moment the last sunshine fell with romantic affection upon her glowing face… then the glow faded, each light deserting her with lingering regret, like children leaving a pleasant street at dusk." Her description is so divine but yet we realize that there exists an underlying sadness in Daisy
-When Toms mistress calls Daisy instantly tells Nick “You remind me of a - of a rose, an absolute rose” after this statement she throws her napkin and follows Tom out.
-This indicates that Daisy uses these fairy-like qualities as a defence mechanism when she is hurt of embarrassed
-Although Daisy is wealthy we understand that she’s not truly happy
-Daisy is appeared to be beautiful and glowing as written in the first chapter, but yet so shallow and naïve

-She is armed with an annoying…