Gatsby's Party

IB English B: Gatsby's Party

Here is a classic - the scene-setting description of how Gatsby"s parties impressed his neighbour, and our narrator, Nick. If The Great Gatsby is about glamour, this passage is largely responsible for creating that glamour.It is superbly constructed: it begins fairly simply, giving basic anecdotal detail, but gathers momentum and sensuality and power in a smooth crescendo, piling up visual images and a sense of sound,...

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