Evaluate Fitzgerald’s use of foreshadowing and symbolism in the final chapters of the novel.
Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald — Chapters 8 and 9
What is Fitzgerald’s message in these final chapters of the novel? Explain.
Where in chapter 7 did you see Gatsby’s capacity for hope?
Track the author’s use of foreshadowing to develop the tension in these final chapters.
How does Nick view Gatsby’s feelings for Daisy? How do you know?
What symbols does Fitzgerald employ in these final chapters and to what effect?
What is Fitzgerald’s message in the final paragraph of the chapter? Is it ultimately hopeful or hopeless?
How do Nick and Gatsby personify the tension between reality and illusion? Is Gatsby ultimately punished for his outlook on life?