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    hi,

    can any one help me about illusions in great gatsby ????
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    (Original post by coutrneyf)
    hi,

    can any one help me about illusions in great gatsby ????
    Consider:

    - Gatsby's illusion that he can 'turn back time';
    - Gatsby's illusion of his social standing;
    - The illusion of Gatsby himself (his house, his props, his clothes, his parties - the ultimate showman);
    - The illusion of Nick's metafiction - the title (Gatsby's given the epithet 'great', which is undeniably misleading, archetypal of a novel from the Romantics - which it obviously strays far away from);
    - The illusions amid the poor - look at Wilson, for example - he believes in getting the car off Tom and ultimately kills Gatsby because he has realised that there is no way to escape his social class (it's a liminal space);
    - Perhaps the illusion of Daisy, who she actually really is;
    - The illusion of the next generation (this would be nice for context);
    - Tom's unawareness of Daisy and Gatsby's affair;
    - How Owl Eyes is the only one who can truly see past these illusions.

 
 
 
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