In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1920’s era novel, “The Great Gatsby,” several themes and sentiments are revealed. In doing so, each chapter contains a line or word that can be analyzed and extracted, hiding an underlying message. Fitzgerald uses these simple terms to represent continuous meanings that bring out several themes in the novel suchIn the beginning of the novel, chapter one’s final line ends with, “darkness,” (Fitzgerald 21) and the last chapter in the novel ends with, “past,” (180). As deceit, light, darkness, and morality. In chapters one through three, they provide dark and sullen qualities, which foreshadow the next events to come. Chapters four through seven provide the events of actions, and the last two chapters, eight and nine mark the final points of the term, “past,” and, “darkness.”

In the end of chapter one Nick states, “I was alone again in the unquiet darkness,” (21). The reader can ultimately predict future events that could take place, serious problems that could occur. It shows the uncertainty of the first chapter, as the reader does not yet know much about the characters’ personalities or actions. The reader is only set on the first impression of Nick as an honest man, stating, “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores,” (1). This statement is later determined as dishonesty, the novel is seen through Nick’s eyes but he continues to judge others throughout the novel. This also brings out the dishonesty of relationships. For example, Tom’s affair with Myrtle and vice versa,and Daisy’s hang outs with Gatsby behind Tom’s back both constitute as dishonest acts. Nick’s statement singles himself out as the only one who is, and will remain, honest. Fitzgerald continues, in chapter three, he employs the word, “waiting,” (38).This word portrays the wait that Gatsby has b…

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