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Übersicht
Brave New World
Introduction
Summaries
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4-6
Chapter 7-8
Chapter 9-10
Chapter 11-12
Chapter 13-15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17-18
Characters
Interpretation
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Crooked Letter, Crook...
Summaries
Chapter 1 - 2
Chapter 3 - 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10 - 11
Chapter 12 - 13
Chapter 14 - 16
Chapter 17 - 19
Characters
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Gran Torino
Introduction
Key Scenes
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Storytelling
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Half Broke Horses
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Chapter I: Salt Draw
Chapter II: The Mirac...
Chapter III: Promises
Chapter IV: The Red S...
Chapter V: Lambs
Chapter VI: Teacher L...
Chapter VII: The Gard...
Chapter VIII: Gumshoe...
Chapter IX: The Flybo...
Epilogue: The Little ...
Family Structures
Main Characters
Lily Casey Smith
Adam Casey
Daisy Mae Casey
Helen Casey
Jim Smith
Rosemary Smith
Rex Walls
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Buster Casey
Dorothy Casey
Mother Albertina
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Orville Stubbs
Jim Smith junior
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Structure of the Nove...
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Verflechtung der Haup...
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9/11
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Macbeth
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Othello
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Act III
Act IV
Act V
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Context
Romeo and Juliet
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Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
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Setting
The Great Gatsby
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Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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Chapter 1
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Chapters 4 - 6
Chapters 7 - 8
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Chapters 14 - 15
Chapters 16 - 17
Chapters 18 - 19
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Chapters 28 - 31
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Chapter 3

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Summary

  • Nick comes to know that Gatsby is known and famous around New York for his lavish parties that he throws at his mansion
  • Nick gets an invitation to Gatsby's party from a chauffeur
  • when Nick gets to the party, he feels out of place; guests exchange rumours about Gatsby and no one seems to really know him
  • people at the party claim that he used to be a German spy during the war, that he is a graduate from Oxford and that he killed a man
  • luxuriousness of the party: Gatsby's Rolls Royce, the swimming pool, the beach, tons of citrus fruit, buffet tents, the live orchestra
  • despite the era of Prohibition, alcohol flows freely and the guests grow more and more exuberant
  • when Jordan and Nick try to find the mysterious host, they run into a person that Nick calls Owl Eyes at Gatsby's library
  • Nick and Jordan join the party outside and talk to a handsome man who claims that Nick somehow looks familiar to him
  • they notice that they served in the same division during the war
  • that man is Jay Gatsby and Nick grows fonder of him as the party proceeds
  • Gatsby presents himself as some kind of outsider: he doesn't drink and stands alone on his marble steps
  • already very late in the night, a butler tells Jordan that Gatsby wishes to speak with her and Jordan comes back to Nick and claims that she has just heard something very extraordinary
  • Nick leaves, Gatsby returns inside in order to talk to someone calling from Philadelphia
  • on his way home, Nick sees that Owl Eyes has gotten into an accident with his car who states that he washes his hands of the whole business
  • in an attempt to sset himself apart from the illustrious society at Gatsby's party, Nick describes his everyday life: he works in New York City, takes long walks there, meets women - he does more than just attending parties
  • Nick starts to engage in a romantic relationship with Jordan whom he deems as a dishonest person
  • even though he is repelled by her dishonesty, he feels at the same time attracted to her

Function

  • Gatsby's party functions as a portrayal of the upper class
    • despite the prevalent tension between the new rich and old rich people, they attend Gatsby's parties and blend together in order to establish a specific American mood
  • introduction of Jay Gatsby
    • reader has only seen him from the distance or heard about him from others
    • grand entrance: the mysterious host of a decadent party
    • he has an extraordinary smile according to Nick
    • this emphasis highlights Gatsby's optimism and his vitality towards the future
    • something about Gatsby always seems off: he throws parties and does not know his guests, he calls people "old sport", Owl Eyes is shocked about the realness of Gatsby's books
    • it seems as if Gatsby uses his opulence to mask something entirely different and perhaps more profound than the corruption and decay of the upper class
  • gap between perception and reality
    • Owl Eyes believes that Gatsby's life is just a show
    • party seems like a theatrical presentation
Aus: F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby, Wordsworth Classics, 1993, London
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