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First Party Analysis The roaring 20s surrounded by Jazz new beginnings and chaos The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald is a true cross section of the post war era known by most as the Jazz Era Chapter 3 is the readers first introduction to Jay Gatsby as well as the social circle with which he is trying to run At this point in the novel Gatsby is still a very mysterious figure that is surrounded by rumors and lies much like the Gatsbys real life Nick describes Gatsbys parties as being grand elaborate affairs emphasizing that he is the perfect host both courteous and generous Nevertheless Gatsby is generous to the point that people arrive without invitations and show up merely to use his house cars or boats However it seems that Gatsby sets Nick apart for some yet unknown reason because he is sent a hand written invitation He had never succumbed to the temptation to go over to one of Gatsbys parties showing Nicks integrity When Nick arrives at the party he goes from being a spectator to a participant in the chaos Our narrator gives us a unique view into the lives of the partygoers However our first impressions of the party are not very inviting Nick soon discovers that the glamorous refined partygoers are in fact quite shallow and not very interesting Soon Nick stumbles upon Jordan Baker who he spends his time with for the rest of the evening and they begin to mingle with other guests at the party They soon learn many interesting facts about their host and also many interesting rumors One of the underlying themes in The Great Gatsby is the point where reality meets rumors Yet the rumors shaped at the party show the reader just how uncaring the guests at Gatsbys party really are concerning their host The guests dont even bother to distinguish truth and fiction and just create
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