Chronicle of a Death Foretold Essay

Submitted By medel19
Words: 982
Pages: 4

The Golden Era The author of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, uses Nick to portray a non-omniscient perspective of Gatsby's tour of his immaculate residence. Nick depicts Gatsby's majestic home as a direct reflection of Gatsby's persona and his true personality. Fitzgerald uses Nick's attention to detail to show the symbolism representing Gatsby's forced character. The persona that Gatsby fabricates will prove insufficient to reach the non-forgeable royalty of Daisy's social status. Gatsby is blinded by his flawed objective, Daisy. When blind, Gatsby's imagination and ambition convince him that his unlimited capital could regress time into an era when love and youth were pure, a time when barriers were non-existent in the progress of Daisy and Gatsby's love, a "golden era". Gatsby's house allows Nick to express the perspective of a spectator in the climax of Daisy and Gatsby's relationship, while illustrating the details reflecting Gatsby's intentions, objectives, and accomplishments through his "home." Nick describes this mansion as having "Marie Antoinette music rooms," "Restoration salons," and "the Merton College Library"; giving a royal and highly educated theme to the architecture and décor of the structure. The lavishness and luxury proudly exposed in Gatsby's house served its purpose of impressing visitors such as Daisy and Nick by leaving no doubt in the minds of visitors that Jay Gatsby was of wealthy, well-educated, and royal origins. Gatsby continuously exerts his educated speech and his unobtainable possessions to support this charade. Gatsby briefly allows Nick a peek past this charade, when examining Gatsby's bedroom, as Nick quickly realized that "his bedroom was the simplest room of all." The simple room shows the genuineness and simplicity of James Gatz's true personality, unfortunately, other aspects of the room seduced Daisy's attention. Upon entering the room, Daisy did not hesitate to help herself to the services of what lured her attention--the toilet set. She began to use this priceless possession without care of weather Gatsby approved of her actions. Throughout the novel, Daisy presents herself as a selfish person by nature. Daisy specializes in using others, without caring of her affect on them. Daisy has survived in an unhappy marriage by using a wealthy and educated husband, such as Tom, to create the illusion that she is living the perfect life. Daisy's use of Gatsby would not be much more different, regardless of his present financial success. Unfortunately, Gatsby's present cannot erase the truth of his past. His ambition, to rewind the mental and tangible states of both Daisy and himself, have driven him into the belief that his success and social ranking could grant him an advantage in his efforts to reignite the heat of his former intimate relationship with Daisy. However, Tom's presence is an obstacle when proving such fantasy. Things become evidently more laborious for Gatsby when he gets to know Daisy's husband. Tom does not hide his disgust for Jay Gatsby or his feeling of superiority toward Gatsby. Tom's idea of Jay's inferiority rises with the knowledge of Gatsby's true past. Tom's lack of respect towards Gatsby reminds Jay of the past, that he has devoted his life to erasing, by referring to Gatsby as "Mr. Nobody from Nowhere." This inevitable truth does not stop Daisy and Gatsby from investing what they have, money, into rewinding the hands of time. Fitzgerald appropriately uses gold to symbolize Daisy's and Gatsby's efforts, in dissolving their past actions to restart their emotional lives, through the color and the element of gold-- gold being the universal symbol of wealth and power. Fitzgerald also utilizes the color yellow to substitute gold in objects, which would not normally appear in a golden color. The potency of the energy produced from the immaculate presence of Gatsby and Daisy, during their reunion, was too…