THE GREAT GATSBY. CHAPTER 9. SETTING – MID-WEST SYMBOLISM CHARACTERISATION – DAISY, NICK, GATSBY, GATSBY’S FATHER THEMES – AMERICAN UPPER CLASSES, AMERICAN DREAM. CHARACTERISATION - DAISY.
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Shows lack of morals and the shallowness of the upper classes.
Klipspringer was Gatsby’s lodger but would rather attend a picnic.
He is not even phoning up to offer commiserations but to enquire about a pair of shoes.THEME – SHALLOWNESS OF THE AMERICAN UPPER CLASSES
He knew he had a big future in front of him. And ever since he made a success he was very generous with me.”
Ironic – in his father’s mind Gatsby had achieved the American dream
His father has no understanding of the intricacies of American society.SYMBOLISM
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”