The Great Gatsby
Presented by: Thomas Gazda
-Reality and Illusions-
Report on the Qualities of: Nick Carraway
The man in question has been known to exhibit the following qualities:
Priding himself in being non-judgmental, Mr. Carraway proclaims that he will not make judgment on others regardless of faults. As a result, he presents himself as withdrawn and non-commenting on many issues even if they directly relate to him. Unable, by his own moral standards, to criticize others Mr. Carraway finds himself in awkward situations, like dinner parties, where he is unable to keep up with the gossipy nature of the conversation. Mr. Carraway also shows that he is easily rendered speechless; especially in the presence of women he encounters in the Buchanan household. As a result of this, it can be concluded that Mr. Carraway is less than capable of adapting quickly to situations where he finds himself to be flustered; option instead to remain silent. Mr. Carraway outwardly portrays a middle income stock broker that passes for well off and mingles with the wealthy while, in reality, he knows the rich only through relation and, if not for blood, would have no place in the wealth of East Egg. Physically, Mr. Carraway lives in a small shack of a house that more accurately reflects his socio-economic standing than his relationships with others seen so far. In reality, Mr. Carraway can be seen working hard daily and takes to his work very seriously and studiously despite the fact that the company he keeps has neither desire nor need to work at all. In fact, those Mr. Carraway's acquaintances actively seek out ways to escape boredom without having to work and hold no similarities to Mr. Carraway's hard-working nature.
Greetings from: Gatsby's Mansion.
To: Daisy Buchanan
From: Nick CarrawayDear Daisy,
I just had the most invigorating experience over at my neighbors house in one of his weekly parties. You wouldn't believe how crazy the parties get: people from all over show up, there is a huge amount of food and drink, the music is wild, and the people are wilder. There is a festive air about the place with lights, music, and an almost festival like freedom to it. I did feel a bit lost in all of it but regardless the whole affair was an experience to be had and you'll never guess who I met there; our friend Jordan Baker. Yet, the whole thing seemed like a very impersonal affair with people just showing up and leaving willy nilly and nobody really knowing who was even throwing the party. Sure we all know it was Gatsby, but who knew who Gatsby was? I received a personal invitation and I didn't even know his face until I met him completely by chance halfway through the party. Perhaps to was like Jordan had said and the colossal nature of things made the whole thing such an impersonal, such a private thing that I couldn't help but feel a bit lost. However, it certainly had quite a few characters at it that have very public lives: singers, rumormongers, and public stars all showed up without invitation and made their presence known. The whole thing was a bit of a haze for me beyond the point where I surrendered Jordan to the host and I fear this may have been on of the few times I have been on the wrong side of sober. All-in-all it was a wonderful departure from my everyday life and I feel I might come back some other weekend, perhaps with you.
I'm afraid I've gone and gotten myself caught up in a war too big for me to get out of just yet. I've spent these last few months between trenches and trucks and I suppose it's just my luck that the one time I find someone perfect in my life, I lose her. Whenever the boys find themselves a good-ol-time I find myself thinking of you. I have kept myself going through the hell of this war with only your memory to spur me on and hope in my heart that I will return to you soon. Nothing in this half of the world or the next can possibly compare to the beauty you hold. I have no desire but to come home to you once again, to dress myself in the finest clothes, to make a world for just the two of us.
I want nothing more but to love you more than the sun and stars and all the money in the world couldn't stand between us. I want to walk you through the garden of Louisville again and go back to that summer where we were the only two people in the world and I could love you with all my being. The memory of you, of those times, that is was I want for us. Know that I will fight my hardest to return to you dear and I won't stop for the world to get to you. I will love you for the rest of my life and beyond and nothing can change that. You are my world and I hope that when I return we may make our own place in the world together.
you're always in my heart,
How to make: An Affair
1 invitation to tea
1 letter from a soldier
2 1/2 Spouses
1/2 a Cup of Boredom
1 Cup of Anxiety
3 Months of Romance
1 Meeting Place
First you have to set a base mixture with three months of three months of romance. This is best found aged if possible to ensure maximum bitterness when discovered. Make sure to add in one letter from a soldier to ensure that the mixture will develop into hope over time and create a foundation for future meetings. Next, add two-and-a-half spouses and a half-a-cup off boredom to set the stage. The adultery in the other half-a-spouse will help to grow the adultery and the boredom assures for a rich note of excitement to the romance. Then, add 1 invitation to tea to bring all the flavors together and, with the anxiety, the base is done. Simply cook in a meeting place such as a mansion to have a fully formed adultery.
Prep Time: Five Years
Resume for: Jay Gatsby
He hopes to find happiness in his love and to create a world where they can live together. He is perfect for this job because he loves her deeply, has experience in loving her, and is a dedicated, hardworking man.
Gatsby stands out from the completion through his determination to make a world where he and her can live together and his admirable ability to create a reality for himself that the world will accept.
Gatsby has created identities in the past and is willing to do anything to acquire this position for himself.
Jay Gatsby has worked in the positions of: Poor farm boy, sailor, soldier, officer, summer lover, shady bootlegger, gentleman, and millionaire party host. He has worked all of these positions to the utmost of his ability and will continue to work towards the prestigious position of Daisy's lover.
His experience with Dan Cody has given Gatsby the skills to be a gentleman and to know the ways of high society. Here he served the position of sailor and student.
With Meyer Wolfsheim and his position as shady bootlegger, Gatsby learned to do whatever it takes to make money and be able to provide for Daisy. He shows a ruthlessness and proves he is able to make hard decisions in life.
Item in a store: Lime Sorbet
Arrest Warrant: George Wilson
George B. Wilson has been seen wandering the Valley of Ashes and is wanted for questioning about the assault on the Buchanan household. The suspect is deep in despair and considered a threat to the well-being to society. Poverty has destroyed this man's well being and he has suffered form illness recently. Be on the lookout. His wife has been killed recently and he may be suffering from a broken spirit. The suspect has exhibited a desire for escape before his wife's death and may be desperate. Consider him willing to go to any means to escape and do not attempt to approach without authorities.
Description: Anemic and ill. He has been noted to have a furtive air about him and may be armed. Proceed with caution.
Oh to Catch the World
I find myself chasing your golden bounty
pushing farther bouncing higher just to
keep up with your stride always quickening
always just one step away.
Yet I find myself unable to keep pace
falling behind further each time
I stretch out my hand to touch you.
Oh how I wish I could just stretch out
and grasp you.
But the sight of your beauty pushes me on
through the times of lost hope
through the darkest of days and
through the toughest of times
I will keep chasing that light