Tuesday, May 22, 2007

THE GREAT GATSBY

GATSBY'S CHARACTER

GATSBY WAS INTRODUCED IN THIS STORY AS A NEW ACQUAINTED OF NICK WHO OFFERED HIM TO COME WITH HIM FOR A RIDE IN HIS HYDROPLANE. GATSBY WANTED TO BE FRIENDLY WITH ALL WHO LIVED AROUND HIM; HENCE A MAN WAS SENT TO INVITE NICK CARRAWAY. GATSBY'S NATURE WAS NOT UNDERSTOOD BY ANYONE.HE WAS AN ELEGANT PERSONALITY A ROUGH YOUNG MAN OF THIRTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE.

NICK HEARD MUCH ABOUT GATSBY FROM THE GUESTS INVITED IN THE PARTY. HE COULD MAKE OUT THAT THIS MAN MUST HAVE HAD A DUBIOUS PAST. THE PEOPLE (ALL HIS FRIENDS) COMMENTED ON HIS PERSONALITY IN A DOUBTFUL MANNER, AS SOME WERE OF THE OPINON THAT GATSBY HAD KILLED SOMEONE IN THE PAST, SOME OTHERS SAID THAT HE WAS A RUNAWAY DACOIT, A FUGITIVE FROM LAW ETC. NEVERTHELESS HE ENTERTAINS EXCELLENT TASTE & HAD A KNACK OF SATISFYING EVERYONE.

AS GATSBY STOOD, WATCHING HIS GUESTS IN HIS PARTY, WEARING WHITE FLANNELS, WITH WELL GROOMED HAIR AND PERSON, ONE COULD NOT MAKE OUT THAT GATSBY WAS A SINISTER PERSON. THE WAY WHE BUTLER ADDRESSED HIM AND CALLED HIM TO ATTEND CALLS FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.,LEAD US TO BEKLIEVE THAT HE WAS A GREAT MAN.

NICK TALKED TO GATSBY ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND FOUND THAT HE WAS A PERSON OF UNDEFINED CONSEQUENCES. HE ALSO KNEW ABOUT THE BIZARRE ACCUSATIONS THAT FLAVOURED THE CONVERSATION IN HIS HALLS. HE TOLD NICK THAT HE WAS EDUCATED IN OXFORD. HE BELONGED TO MIDDLE WEST SAN FRANCISSO. HE INHERITED A GOOD DEAL OF MONEY FROM HIS ANCESTRS. HE LIVED LIKE A KING IN MANY PLACES IN EUROPE AND THAT HE BOUGHT HIS CLOTHES FROM ENGLAND.

HUNTING BIG GAME, COLLECTION OF PRECIOUS STONES ESPECIALLY RUBIES WAS HIS PASSION. HE WORKED IN THE WAR AS A MAJOR AND THE ALLIED GOVERNMENT GAVE HIM DECORATION. HIS SPLENDID CAR WAS ALSO A PRESENT GIVEN BECAUSE HE WAS VALIANT SOLDIER.

ACCORDING TO MR. WOLSHIEMM, GATSBY WAS AN INTELLIGENT MAN WHO UNDERSTOOD THE WAYS OF THE WORLD BETTER THEN ANYBODY ELSE.

HE OWED HIS RICHES TO HIS MENTOR DAN CODY.HE RESPECTED HIM EVER AFTER. GATSBY WAS EXTREMELY FOND OF DAISY AND WAS QUIET TROUBLED WHEN HE KNEW THAT SHE WAS MARRIED, BUT WHENEVER A CHANCE CAME HIS WAY, HE AVAILED IT. THEY BECAME VERY CLOSE WITH NICK'S HELP. GATSBY'S MEANINGLESS INFATUATION FOR DAISY MADE HIM MISERABLE. HE LIVED A LIFE OF A WATER BUBBLE, WHICH BECAME BIGGER AND BIGGER ONLY TO BURST IN THE END.

GATSBY LIVED A LIFE A RECKLESSNESS. IN THE SAME MANNER GATSBY DIED AND NOBODY CARED NOR DID ANYONE COME FOR HIS FUNERAL. EVENTHOUGH HIS SO CALLED FRIENDS ENJOYED HIS HOSPITALITY TO THE HEART'S CORE.

GATSBY CAME UP IN HIS LIFE BECAUSE OF CODY AND ENJOYED HIMSELF WITH WHATEVER MONEY COULD BUY. HE ENJOYED THE COMPANIONSHIP OF NOT ONLY DAISY BUT ALSO MANY A SOCIETY WOMAN. HE WAS ALSO WARM-HEARTED HOSPITABLE. HE WOULD HAVE MADE A BETTER HUSBAND TO DAISY THAN TOM BUCHANAN.



A SHORT NOTE ON GATSBY'S HOUSE

GATSBY HAD A PALATIAL HOUSE. A BREWER HAD BUILT IT A DECADE AGO IN THE PERIOD OF CRAZE. HIS GARDEN IS ENCHANTING FILLED WITH SPARKLING ODOUR OF JONQUILS AND THE FROTHY FRAGRANCE OF HAWTHORN, PLUM BLOSSOMS AND THE PALE GOLD ODOUR OF KISS-ME-AT-THE-GATE. THE TREE IN THE YARD NESTLED MANY A BIRD OF FOREIGN ORIGIN. HIS LAWNS ARE VERDANT, WELL MOWED AND PLUSH.

THERE ARE THREE MARIE ANTOINETTE MUSIC ROOMS AND RESTORATION SALOONS. HE HAD AN ENORMOUS MERTON COLLEGE LIBRARY. A WING OF GUEST BEDROOM WAS SWATHED IN ROSE AND LAVENDER SILKS AND VIVD WITH NEW FLOWERS. A SET OF POOLROOMS AND DRESSING ROOMS FOLLOWED.

GATSBY'S OWN BEDROOM, HIS BATH AND AN ADAM'S STUDY ROOM WERE EXQUISITILY FURNISHED. HIS SPECIAL GUESTS WERE ENTERTAINED WITH CHARTREUSE FROM A CUPBOARD. HIS DRESSER WAS EMBEDDED WITH A SET OF PURE DULL GOLD.

GATSBY HAD TWO BULKY PATENT CABINETS, WHICH HELD HIS SUITS AND DRESSING GOWNS AND EXPENSIVE TIES, ALL BOUGHT FROM ENGLAND.

THERE WERE EXTENSIVE SWEEPS OF LAWNS SURROUNDING HIS BUNGALOW, THE SWIMMING POOL AND THE HYDROPLAN AND THE MID-SUMMER FLOWERS.

ULTIMATELY THE SEA FOR THE BAY ITSELF MAKES A NATURAL BEAUTY SPOT AROUND HIS SPRAWLING GREEN LAWNS.


DAN CODY’S CHARACTER




DAN CODY WAS A FIFTEEN YEAR OLD MAN FROM NEVEDA, SILVER FIELDS OF YOUKON. HE KNEW MUCH ABOUT THE METALLIC PRODUCTS. THE TRANSACTIONS IN MONTANA COPPER KNEW MUCH ABOUT THE METALLIC PRODUCTS. THE TRANSACTIONS IN MONTANA COPPER MADE HIM A MAILLIONAIRE, FOUND HIM PHYSICALLY ROBUST BUT SOFT MINDED. MANY WOMEN WERE AFTER HIM FOR HIS MONEY. HE MARRIED ELLA KAYE , A JOURNALIST AND GREW VERY FOND OF HER AND ON HER ADVICE HE TOOK TO THE SEAS ON BUSINESS.

IN ONE OF HIS EXPEDITIONS HE FOUND THE YOUNG GATZ (GATSBY) . HIS GLAMAROUS APPEARANCE TOOK HOLD OF DAN CODY. HEWAS QUICK IN WIT AND EXTRAVAGANTLY AMBITIOUS. HE WAS APPOINTED TO WORK ON COD’S YACHT. HE WAS THE STEWARD, SKIPPER, SECRETARY AND EVEN TAILOR FOR DAN CODY.DAN CODY STARTED TO TRUST YOUNG GATZ. DAN CODY DRANK A LOT AND LEFT ALL HIS RESPONSIBILITIES TO GATSBY. ELLA KAYE HIS WIFE NEVER TOOK CARE OF HIM AND HE DIED SUDDENLY BECAUSE OF HIS DRINKING HABBITS.

GATSBY WAS ACTUALLY JAMES GATZ, CODY’S SECERATERY INHERITED HIS WEALTH AND BECAME RICH. HE HAD ALSO INHERITED CODY’S DRINKING HABITS AND BECAME A DEBAUNCHED BY NATURE. HE INHERITED ABOUT TWENTY-FIVE THOSAND FROM DAN CODY AND THE REST OF HIS MILLIONS WENT TO HIS WIFE ELLA.
DAN CODY’S POTRAIT, A GREY FLOID MAN WITH A HARD EMPTY FACE WAS HUNG IN GATSBY’S ROOM

GATSBY TALKED TO NICK ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH DAN CODY IN ORDER TO MAKE THE LATTER UNDERSTAND HOW HE BECAME RICH.

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