The Great Gatsby Essay

Submitted By flyyemirates
Words: 525
Pages: 3

Create your own Say, Do, Mean, Prediction for your characther For example: Nick Say (quote from text and page #)

Do (Style of writing)

Mean (interpretation)

Predict/Infer (make guesses)

“Whenever you feel like criticizing Use of dialogue to indicate anyone,” he told me, “just the father and son remember that all the people in discussion. this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”(5)

Father is letting the narrator know that he (the narrator) is more fortunate than some and has to be aware of that when encountering other people Lets the reader know that the character may have come from some wealth.

Predict that the narrator either is a judgmental person or will be a judge of other’s behavior.

“...­it was an extraordinary gift of hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again. No ­
Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on “Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short­winded elations of men.” (6)

formal diction and tone use of time: in the end use of imagery
(adjectives): foul dust short­winded elations abortive sorrows use of metaphor: the wake of his dreams

The narrator is describing the character
Gatsby showing that in the narrator’s opinion he was one of a kind. He also lets us know by his tone that Gatsby was positive ­ gift of hope, romantic readiness while all around him was something that preyed, was foul, was abortive, etc which leads to the reader to infer that all was not “great” for

Gatsby’s dream or his romantic readiness and hope was not realized and that his loss is greater that any other man’s sorrows or elations. Nick
(narrator) shows that at one time he might have also been a hopeless romantic but the events of that summer has made him change his mind. This means the story will be one of romance and heart ache.