Relationships – The Great Gatsby Myrtle and Tom Quote “I married him because I thought he was a gentleman… I thought he knew something about breeding but he wasn't fit to lick my shoe.” “Tom’s got some new woman in New York” “Daisy was not catholic” Techniques “Fit to lick my shoe” – high modality “I thought” repetition, first person Effect Myrtle believes her values are correct, however her definition of a “gentleman” is a man of good “breeding” - Adultery - Juxtaposes scene of grace and sophistication motivates plot. - Monosyllabic The view of Myrtle to Daisy and Jordan “Daisy! Daisy! Daisy! ...I’ll say it whenever I want to! Daisy Dai-“ - Exclamatory - Repetition - Violence, brutality of tom’s hypocrisy “Bleeding fluently, and trying to spread a copy of town tattle over the tapestry scenes of Versailles” - Historical illusion to Versailles - Town Tattle – plosive - Irony “bleeding fluently” because normally connotative to ease and effortless, not during a harsh reaction like bleeding Daisy and Gatsby Quotes “till she cry ‘lover, goldhatted, high bouncing lover, I must have you!” “he was a son of god” ”she began to cry stormily” “she blossomed for him Techniques - Compound words - Exaggerated images - Imperative Parallel between religious icon and the adoration based on wealth - weatheral link - Floral imagery Tom doesn't value her as he holds their relationship together with lies Moral disorder- again showing Myrtles lack of value in the relationship. The pair aren’t equal, Tom holds control. Even though Daisy is treated like this she views it as okay because of her elevated status due to Tom. Effect Defines the values as superficial Shows how to be on top of society, almost a deity you need to be wealthy Fitzgerald shows the intensity of emotion Daisy associates with wealth and success, further viewing the shirts as a symbol of success the floral imagery warns like a flower and the incarnation was complete” - “Common swindler” “Please Tom!” NOT FINISHED EBB – PURE HONEST AND AUTHENTIC GATSBY – THIS DSNT HAPPEN of their love’s temporal nature as contrasted to a flowers seasonal changes.