Friday, December 12, 2008

The Great Gatsby Chapter 8 Question 1

How does Fitzgerald achieve a melancholic mood in the beginning of this chapter? 

12 comments:

Pat said...

The author acheives a melancholy mood by having Tom being not able to sleep. He was tossing and turing all night then just all of a sudden jumps right up and runs to Gatsby's to because he feels that he has to tell him something and if he waits till mourning it will be too late.

Josh said...

Fitzgerald started this chapter off by describing the suttle calm evvironment that Nick is in. Nick can not sleep so instead he observes his surroundings and when he hears a taxi in Gatsby's driveway he jumps right up to scope it out.

Nick Boutoures said...

Fitzgerald achieves the mood by showing how restless Nick is during the night. He is unable to sleep and is pretty much just listening to the sounds around him. He is also tossing and turning. As soon as he hears a taxi pull up to Gatsbys house, he gets dressed as fast as he can and rushes over there.

Sean Keane said...

Fitzgerald sets the mood in this chapter by showing how restless Nick is. He describes the motions and sounds that are around Nick. Eventually, Nick is wide awake when a taxi pulls into Gatsby's driveway.

Olivia Fuller said...

Fitzgerald achieves a melancholic mood by Saying how hard it was for Nick to sleep at night, also he uses words like "Ghostly" and "Musty" when describing things that he sees.

Lisa Russell said...

Fitzgerald achieves a melancholy mood in the beginning of this chapter because he was able to make Tom not fall asleep. He notices that he was tossing and turning all night, so it made him happier than ever.

Alyssa Sullivan said...

The author achieves a melancholy mood because Tom is not able to sleep. He is very restless throughout the night. He awakens when a taxi pulls up to Gatsby's house.

Derek Stemmler said...

The author succeeds to create a melodramatic mood in the beginning of the chapter through Nick. Nick is having a difficult time sleeping and is very restless. Having Nick not able to sleep is a great way to create a meodramatic mood for we know that he character has a lot on his mind.

Arianna Miranda said...

The author acheives a melancholy mood by having the character of Nick bothered. He feels restless and needs desperately to speak to Gatsby.

Danielle Sugrue said...

Fitzgerald achieves a melancholic mood by telling us that Tom was not able to sleep. He was unable to stay still and and must of had a bad dream because he jumps and ran to Gatsby's house because he had to tell him something.

Kayla Reynolds said...

Fitzgerald acheives a melancholic mood because in the beginnig of this Chapter Nick is not able to sleep. He has something on his mind and when he hears a taxi pull into Gatsby's driveway he jumps out of bed and gets dressed. He has something to tell Gatsby that cannot wait until morning.

Ian Conway said...

F. Scott Fitzgerald achieved a melancholic mood in the beginning of the chapter by describing how Nick tossed and turned all night. Obviously he has not been able to sleep because of what he feels he must tell Gatsby.