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The Great Gatsby
Book Guides. However, she is crucial to the plot of the story, and especially to its tragic conclusion. Our citation format in this guide is chapter. We're using this system since there are many editions of Gatsby, so using page numbers would only work for students with our copy of the book. To find a quotation we cite via chapter and paragraph in your book, you can either eyeball it Paragraph beginning of chapter; middle of chapter; on: end of chapter , or use the search function if you're using an online or eReader version of the text.
Sep 18, PM. It's not simply that he's an unreliable narrator but that the key events of the book Myrtle Wilson's hit and run, and the "murder suicide" of Gatsby and Wilson are not even witnessed firsthand by him! Nick believes that Daisy killed Myrtle Wilson because Gatsby tells him so, and in fact, Nick actually jumps to the conclusion first. Her husband owns the garage. How the devil did it happen? You see, when we left New York she was very nervous and she thought it would steady her to drive — and this woman rushed out at us just as we were passing a car coming the other way.
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Chapter 2 begins with a description of the valley of ashes, a desolate and forsaken expanse of formerly developed land that marks the intersection of the city with the suburbs. In addition to its desolate feel and uniform grayness, this forlorn area is home to a decaying billboard that calls attention to itself. Depicted on the advertisement are the Eyes of Doctor T.
After the car hits Myrtle, Daisy continues to drive, but collapses on Gatsby, forcing him to drive. At the Buchanan's house, Nick Carraway talks to Gatsby, who "[speaks] as if Daisy's reaction [is] the only thing that [matters]" Due to his incessant love for daisy, he only focuses towards. The s was a time of excess and growth. Economically, it was a time for great financial gain. Largely because of improvements in technology, productivity increased while overall production costs decreased, and the economy grew.
The men who live here work at shoveling up the ashes. Overhead, two huge, blue, spectacle-rimmed eyes—the last vestige of an advertising gimmick by a long-vanished eye doctor—stare down from an enormous sign. These unblinking eyes, the eyes of Doctor T. Eckleburg, watch over everything that happens in the valley of ashes. The commuter train that runs between West Egg and New York passes through the valley, making several stops along the way.