Dec 7, The Great Gatsby: Being that this novel is so well known, there have been many thoughts and opinions formed about it. There is an excess of material that has been written on The Great Gatsby, and like many critics out there, I also have my thoughts on this great novel. Scott Fitzgerald during this time period.
Myrtle's death, though an accident, was a murder in that it was a hit and run situation. The mystery surrounding her death was why did she run into the road and, until Jay lets it slip that Daisy was driving when talking to Nick, who was driving the car. Gatsby's death even more clearly includes those elements of Gatsby's death even more clearly includes those elements of a detective novel.
The biggest mystery surrounding his death is how did George know to go to Gatsby's house. In the last chapter, Nick sees Tom after a period of about two years following Jay's death. His narration says that he looked at Tom and, " I knew I had guessed right about those missing hours," referring to the three hours where the police, when tracking George's movements the day of the murder, lost track of George.
The reader can only guess at where George had been and what he'd been told.
The assumption is that George went to Tom's house where Tom directed him to Jay. Did Tom tell George that Jay had been having an affair with Myrtle?
Did Tom know that it was actually Daisy driving the car or did he assume that Jay was driving?
These are all questions to which we are not given answers and we must play detective to solve the mystery of those questions. The questions surrounding how Jay Gatsby made his fortune are there, but they seem of less importance than the questions surrounding the deaths of Myrtle and Jay.The Great Gatsby by F.
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Less Twilig. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Home / Literature / The Great Gatsby / Analysis / Tone ; For instance, take a look at this excerpt from the last few pages of the novel, when Nick has become disillusioned with his former acquaintances.
Gatsby's death even more clearly includes those elements of a detective novel. The biggest mystery surrounding his death is how did George know to go to Gatsby's house. September 24, marks the birth date of F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the foremost twentieth century American writers. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, young Scott was christened Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, in honor of his second cousin three times removed, Francis Scott Key, the author of the National Anthem.
Fitzgerald's artisitic triumph, The Great Gatsby, exhibits a literary beauty that sets it apart as the author makes great use of symboism, imagery, and figurative language.
SYMBOLISM 1. In the five years between the publication of his first novel, This Side of Paradise () and his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby (), F Scott Fitzgerald experienced the kind of literary success.