The Great Gatsby Chapter 6 Summary - 469 Words (2023)

469 Words2 Pages

In chapter six of the great gatsby a lot of the motives, characteristics and other important attributes of the characters were revealed in the chapter. At the beginning of chapter six the reader and Nick learn that everything about Gatsby was a lie; even his name. We learn that he didn’t inherit any money, lived on a farm in North Dakota, and his real name is James Gatz. Gatsby’s motives were to become extremely rich and win the love of Daisy. He does this by lying to everyone to convince them that he is old money, putting him higher up the social ladder to get Daisy to notice him. Through dialogue we find out that he is a great liar and has basically everyone convinced that he went to Oxford and inherited his money. As for Gatsby’s morals, he obviously doesn’t have very good morals if he’s a bootlegger and is affiliated with gangsters. By chapter six Nick seems to be Gatsby’s best friend almost. Gatsby tells everything to Nick and is always going to him for help. At the beginning of chapter 1, one of the first things that Nick tells us is that he’s not a very judgemental person but throughout chapter six that’s almost all he does. He judges Tom for his supercilious attitude, Gatsby for living in the past and the partygoers for being so raucous all throughout the chapter. One conflict that occurs in this chapter is the love triangle happening between…show more content…
Even when Gatsby points out all of the celebrities Daisy remained unimpressed with the party. Daisy’s motives in chapter six are to spend more time with Gatsby for the most part. There was no other evidence for any other motives throughout the chapter. Daisy, like every character listed above besides Nick, is in a love triangle with Tom, herself and Gatsby. Daisy’s morals are comparable to Tom’s in the way that she has no problem having an affair and is a snob most of the


  • Ambition In The Great Gatsby

    756 Words |4 Pages

    Gatsby’s dreams and aspirations in life are rather interesting and amazing as he goes about his life in the book. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald helps highlight the social, moral, and political issue that were very present during the 1920’s and today. Gatsby is the focus of the book as before the book began, he was an ex-soldier who came to wealth by some rather illegal ways. Daisy a married woman is his person of interest, who was his ex-lover 5 years before the book started. Gatsby’s actions, and words demonstrate a clear obsession with Daisy that seems to have no end.

    Read More

  • Argumentative Essay On The Great Gatsby

    803 Words |4 Pages

    Daisy seemed really nice and pretty and was the goal of Gatsby to get, but turns out she's not as great and Gatsby imagined her being, represents the false sense of glory people see in the American Dream. This proved in chapter 5, page 93, "Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one." She only became interested in Gatsby when they first met because he lied to her about being wealthy and while she was waiting, she didn't care enough to wait for him all that time and instead married Tom because he had

    Read More

  • Appearance Vs Reality In The Great Gatsby Analysis

    808 Words |4 Pages

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is about how a man by the name of Jay Gatsby tries to win the heart of Daisy Buchanan, the woman he loves. The entirety of The Great Gatsby is told through the narrator, Nick Carraway. At first, Nick views the lifestyle of Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan and Daisy Buchanan in awe, but soon discovers that these people are not who they appear. Fitzgerald uses his characters and literary devices in The Great Gatsby to demonstrate the theme of appearance versus reality.

    Read More

  • Dishonesty In The Great Gatsby

    1136 Words |5 Pages

    Lying is a part of life. From the conman on the street to the nun in the church, everyone has been dishonest within their lifetime, whether to trick someone or to protect someone. However, The Great Gatsby’s Nick Carraway is not lying when he says that “[he is] one of the few honest people that [he has] even known” (59). Yet, he is still not an honest man. Nick is a narrator expertly tailored to match the story he tells, recounting a world in which everyone he has ever known trades truth and transparency for the shining ideals of cultured living and wealth. He is a dishonest man in a dishonest world.

    Read More

  • A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Great Gatsby

    1372 Words |6 Pages

    Author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, in his novel, The Great Gatsby, recounts the story of two love-struck people through another character called Nick. Fitzgerald’s purpose is to show how different characters change throughout the story by using many rhetorical elements like descriptive imagery, the choice of strong diction, and metaphors/similes. The author focuses on the characterization of three main characters which are Gatsby, Daisy, and Nick because they are seemingly connected. These characterizations relate back to the themes of achieving the American Dream that is to be rich and powerful but still have love and a family to come home to every night. Even though many of the characters have changed and evolved throughout the story, some of them

    Read More

  • Dishonesty In The Great Gatsby Analysis

    925 Words |4 Pages

    The theme of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is that the upper class tend to participate in actions that are commonly seen as dishonest, unfaithful, or sketchy. Characters like Nick, Gatsby, Tom and George have twisted views on their own reality due to unfaithfulness and dishonesty. Nick was constantly lied to in the story, for example, Gatsby lied to him about where he got his money. Lies, similar to the one above, gave Nick some twisted views on the reality of his friendship. Gatsby had a twisted view on love due to Daisy marrying Tom right after he left for the war, rather than waiting for him. Tom cared more about his affair with Myrtle than his own wife. Neither Tom nor Daisy truly wanted to be in the relationship. George had his life all mixed up not knowing that Myrtle is being unfaithful to him. These instances of dishonesty from all of these characters against each other result in their own twisted realities due to unfaithfulness and dishonesty.

    Read More

  • The Great Gatsby Foolishness Analysis

    1014 Words |5 Pages

    Greatness is showed by the choices we make in life. From how we see the circumstances and how we react to them. Gatsby is not as great of a man as Nick claims that he is. Gatsby makes foolish, childish and delusional decisions and not at all great.

    Read More

  • Causes Of Poverty In The Great Gatsby

    873 Words |4 Pages

    One reason Daisy didn't wait for Gatsby is because her mom persuaded to wait. Her mother had said that once she married Gatsby, that her life of luxury and leisure would be over. That scared Daisy a little bit, almost rushing her feelings into someone else. When Gatsby found this out he did everything he could, even illegal things, to attain the wealth he has during the events of the novel. Once he had this, he started buying things that she'd probably like when they'd get together. Once he had that taken care of, he spent money on his parties. He threw parties almost every Saturday hoping Daisy would just wander in and then set off the chain of events that would make Gatsby a happy man

    Read More

  • Examples Of Failure In The Great Gatsby

    2000 Words |8 Pages

    The “American Dream” has been around since America was founded, the idea of a “self-made” man. According to, the American Dream is “the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American.” The “American Dream” can never be attained by those chasing it, and it is indeed corrupt. The dream is never fulfilled. In Fitzgerald's novel, multiple characters throughout the story are left feeling embittered. Although anyone can achieve wealth through hard work, it hardly happens in real life. By exposing the flaws and imperfections of multiple characters, Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925) illustrates the “American Dream” as corrupt and embittered.

    Read More

  • The Great Gatsby Chapter Summaries

    376 Words |2 Pages

    The story starts off with the reader learning about how Nick’s lifestyle has been shaped. We learn that his father has taught him to not judge other people. His moral standards are different from other people so his father thinks he would misunderstand them. We learn about his moral values when he goes with Tom to attend a social gathering. Nick has only gotten drunk other than one time prior to this party. Nick also tries to leave the party because of the vulgar atmosphere of it. In the story it says that Nick’s temperament is “tolerant, open-minded, quiet, and a good listener”. In the story some events that take place can be questioned by many people but not Nick his tolerant and open minded personality causes him to not question some situations.

    Read More

  • Relationships In Gatsby

    1862 Words |8 Pages

    Throughout The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main focus of the plot appears to be on the erratic relationships that Nick, the narrator, observes over his time spent in West Egg. The main relationship however is the romance between Nick’s wealthy neighbor Jay Gatsby, and Nick’s cousin Daisy Buchanan, who is married to a rich man named Tom Buchanan. Over the course of the book, Gatsby’s “love” for Daisy leads both of them to pursue an affair that ends in the death of Gatsby, by a man who mistook him for his wife’s killer. The book, at first glance, attempts to make the romance of Gatsby and Daisy seem like a wonderful heart-wrenching reunion of two lovers after years of being apart from one another. However, there are many signs that

    Read More

  • Examples Of Doubleity In The Great Gatsby

    964 Words |4 Pages

    Other than not loving Tom as much as she said she did, she was also in love with Gatsby. Gatsby was a large part of Daisy’s double life, caused in part by both of them hiding their love from Tom. Not only that, but she also hit on Nick a few times. One example is when Tom walked out of the room, and she quickly kissed Gatsby. A few minutes before, she had also offered to kiss Nick (Fitzgerald, 89). This is more evidence of her being unloyal, although on the outside she seems to be a loyal girl. Thus, two sides of the same person.

    Read More

  • How Do We Progress Further Into Chapter 6 Of The Great Gatsby

    537 Words |3 Pages

    As we progress further into the book; F. Scott Fitzgerald significantly furthers the development of one of our main characters, Gatsby. Questions throughout the first couple chapters surround Gatsby's true background. A German spy, war veteran, cousin of a Duke or other foreign hierarchy, a man that has shot someone before and an Oxford man (that Gatsby says he is although Nick has his doubt). These are all rumors that surround Gatsby and all those who wonder about the mysterious man's past. It isn't until chapter 6 that we can really put these rumors to rest. Gatsby was born, named Jay Gatz on in North Dakota (born on a farm). We find out that Gatsby is no Oxford graduate, but actually dropped out of St. Olaf's after two weeks of having to, with the

    Read More

  • Examples Of Daisy In The Great Gatsby

    157 Words |1 Pages

    We are first introduced to gatsby in the end of chapter 1 When he is staring across the bay at a green light then he disappears. Later in chapter 3 Nick meets Gatsby and they become friends. Gatsby’s dream is to get with daisy but he has to find a way to get around Tom. “Gatsby Bought that House so daisy would be just across the bay”(Fitzgerald 78). This quote show Gatsby is a very mysterious character and it also shows he must have history with daisy. Gatsby also has a very lavish lifestyle. Gatsby is an entertainer and likes to throw parties for the people at west and east egg. “On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight”(Fitzgerald 39)Gatsby also

    Read More

  • The Great Gatsby Love Analysis

    1062 Words |5 Pages

    In the book The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald portrays and image of love versus infatuation. The relationships between the characters shows the struggle of an emotional connection in a world driven by societal pressures and money. Gatsby’s and Daisy’s relationship with each other is intertwined with each other’s love and lust, and is complicated with their other relationships, such as Daisy’s and Tom’s marriage. Gatsby is the “fool” in love throughout this whole endeavor and his week with Daisy, because of his constant search for love to fill the void in his life that no amount of success can.

    Read More

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Lilliana Bartoletti

Last Updated: 05/07/2023

Views: 5836

Rating: 4.2 / 5 (73 voted)

Reviews: 88% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Lilliana Bartoletti

Birthday: 1999-11-18

Address: 58866 Tricia Spurs, North Melvinberg, HI 91346-3774

Phone: +50616620367928

Job: Real-Estate Liaison

Hobby: Graffiti, Astronomy, Handball, Magic, Origami, Fashion, Foreign language learning

Introduction: My name is Lilliana Bartoletti, I am a adventurous, pleasant, shiny, beautiful, handsome, zealous, tasty person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.