Assignment: Plot Analyses for The Great Gatsby
March 28, 2011
The Great Gatsby
The exposition begins in the first few chapters of the book. The first person that is mentioned is Nick. We learn a little about his background and the setting which is West Egg, East Egg, and in the city of New York.
Complications start when Tom gets a phone call from his girlfriend, Myrtle. Then assumptions about who Gatsby really is. Other complications start when Gatsby is making plans to see Daisy and try to regain their love for each other.
Nick goes to the Buchanan’s house. Tom takes Nick to the city to meet Myrtle. Nick goes to his first Gatsby party. Gatsby gets Nick to set up tea time at Nick’s house to bring in Daisy. The lunch at the Buchanan’s house leads to a trip to the city after they all get tired with sitting at the house after lunch.
Climax/ Turning Point:
Tom finds out all of Gatsby secrets and then tells everyone who he really is. Tom also finds out about Daisy and Gatsby’s affair. When Gatsby and Daisy drive home from the city Myrtle runs out in front of the car and is killed. No one knows that Daisy was the one really driving, except Nick.
The affairs start falling apart. Nick and Jordan stop seeing each other. Then Myrtles husband, George, seeks revenge and kills Gatsby and then himself.
Tom and Daisy move away. Nick makes plans for Gatsby’s funeral, which turns out small.
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complex in this story. The way that Fitzgerald uses these elements in the book is what makes him a terrific writer.
The plot analysis for The Great Gatsby follows the traditional plot line of many other stories; it is Fitzgerald’s element play that makes the story so good. He first establishes the initial situation, and then continues onto the complication and conflict. Then he states the climax. After the climax he moves into the denouement of the story, and then he closes. It is not the plot line that makes The Great Gatsby a great story, it is the way Fitzgerald uses the literary elements and character details that make it a great story and a story that will live on for centuries.
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