The scene in the hotel room in chapter 7 is similar to the scene in chapter 2 when Tom takes his mistress to the hotel room because they both show the effect of illusion. The illusion that is being shown in these two chapters is a scenario of the perfect world and a happy family. […]

Fitzgerald paints nick as the author by starting the book off with with a story about his past and everything that happens through the book nick reflects back onto in his head. Nick has been given a quality which makes him not judgemental which helps him see and interpret everything that is happening around him […]

Nick -1’His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people -his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all.2 The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of a God- a pharse which, if it means anything, means just […]

David Belasco Born 25 July 1853, died 14 may 1931. A theatrical producer, impresario, director and a play writer. Plays he wrote were the girls of the gold, and hearts of oak. He is known for his work on Laugh, Clown, Laugh, plus May Blossom and Ladies of Leisure,

One way that Fitzgerald (author) presents illusion in this chapter is when Tom takes Nick into New York to meet Mrs Wilson. He creates this magic feeling about this whole chapter by using words like enchanted, flounced, swept etc, these words help give the feeling as if this whole situation is just to good to […]

The advice nicks father gave him when he was once in his younger and more vulnerable years was ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,… just remember that all the in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’    This makes nick a good person to tell the story because he tells the truth […]

Then Pinks, blues, reds, greens. A sea of colours flood my thoughts. What’s it like to be a princess? Would you get what ever wanted? Do you get an unlimited amount of chocolate? A chocolate room like Willy Wonka’s? A chocolate waterfall? As soon as the fragrance of salty air lingers up my nose all […]