Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Party

Who are Gatsby's party guests and what does that say about his character?

8 comments:

Min Jae said...

Gatsby's party guests who come in great numbers every Saturday are usually just people who heard abut the party. The party is usually held openly and many just come to have a good time without even meeting Gatsby himself. Although this happens every time, Gatsby doesn’t seem to care much and keeps hosting them. Gatsby shows modesty although at the beginning his true intentions are not revealed. Later on we find out that the party was just to show Daisy who he was and his power in society.

kristeena said...

Most of the guests that attend Gatsby's parties are rich and famous pompous characters. All that attend usually never even meet the host of the parties. At these parties all the guests lose their formality and act wildly and carelessly. What this shows about Gatsby's character is that he wants people to know who he is on a non personal level. So really all he wants is to gain a reputation of a good, popular, rich-man and give everyone a good impression of himself in hopes that maybe one day his reputation will reach the ears of his long lost love, Daisy.

Da-Re Kim said...

The guests at Gatsby’s parties are rich and luxuries unknown people that come from varied different places. Many of the guests don’t even know Gatsby or are not even invited but still attend the party. Gatsby who I think is a very generous man does not care who comes to his parties or what happens in them, but has these parties for only one reason. His only reason is for the love of his life, Daisy. Gatsby knows that because his parties are so big that someday from someone or something, Daisy will hear about Gatsby and know what he has become. What this shows me about Gatsby’s character is that he is determined, a hard-worker, and he has a hard time letting go of the past. Even though, he has such a hard time letting go, he does not just sit and cry about it but actually does something about getting Daisy back.

Janique said...

Gatsby deep down had one reason for his parties and that was to see Daisy. He did believe and hope that Daisy one day would hear of one of his parties or see it, sinces she lived right across the lake from him, and that she would come. People from everywhere showed up to Gatsby's parties, some not even invited. Some of the guests didn't even ever meet Gatsby but they still had an amazing time. They seemed not to even care about Gatsby but only love him because of his parties and of what they heard of him. The guests were able to let loose at the parties being someone they never were before. This shows how people use each other. The guests probably didn't even care about Gatby but as long as they could have a good time at the parties they would pretend to care. They were just using Gatsby and in some way Gatsby was just using them to try and draw Daisy's attention and get her to arrive at one of the parties.

hyunah said...

Gatsby’s party guests are wealthy and powerful people. Some are people who were invited while others are people who come because they heard of the party. This shows that Gatsby is a very tolerant person. As Nick mentions in chapter 4, there are guests from West Egg and East Egg. By these parties, one is able to see that although the guests are divided into two separate social divisions they have a similarity which is materialism. The fact that Gatsby is the host of these parties shows that he is also an ostentatious person.

Norberto said...

Gatsby’s parties are open for anyone. Most of the attendants are rich people that let go of their party animal and act crazy and drunk. They never meet Gatsby at a personal level, but they do know him as a rich, luxurious man, thus spreading Gatsby’s good reputation in order to impress people. Meanwhile, Gatsby only observes and waits. He hosts the party’s with the intention of attracting Daisy who is easily lurked by money and high status.

clara said...

Gatsby’s party guests are just random people mostly from the “new” rich group. The guests just know about Gatsby’s parties and they themselves invite themselves over to his house every Friday evening. At first, Gatsby seems to be a very hospitable person, allowing in anyone and letting them take advantage of his amenities. But later, we find out that the parties are thrown with the sole purpose to attract attention from Daisy. This shows how Gatsby is also good at taking advantage of other people; using them as ornament for his own benefit.

Daniel said...

Most of Gatsby's party quests, don't actually know Gatsby. They just know OF Gatsby. The people who actually DO know Gatsby, or are about to meet him in Nick's case, are the ones who were actually invited. Most of the party guests, don't even know who Gatsby is, while talking to Gatsby. They all spread rumors of the "Great Gatsby"