Write about some of the ways Fitzgerald tells the story in Chapter 7.

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Write about some of the ways Fitzgerald tells the story in Chapter 7.


A way in which Fitzgerald tells the story in chapter 7 is through poetic prose and the use of descriptive language with sensual imagery such as the pathetic fallacy from page 72 onwards. Nick describes the next day as “broiling, almost at last, certainly the warmest” with glimpses of “sunlight..hot whistles... simmering hush...deep heat...” which reflects in the build up of the tension between the characters that supports the idea of the novel being an American Tragedy with the build up of the heat preparing the reader for Gatsby’s downfall from that point onwards. There’s a clear link between pathetic fallacy in chapter 7 and Chapter 1 when Gatsby and Daisy first met, it was an emotional meeting in “pouring rain” and now the day is “broiling” which is a great contrast with rain and suggests a change in emotion which is apparent from the events that have occurred. Gatsby now feels that he’s under much more pressure and tries his best to keep Daisy. Fitzgerald stresses the importance of time within the confrontation that occurs in the chapter by showing that Gatsby is desperate to re-write his past


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