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Suppose you met somebody just as careless as yourself I hope I never will she Jordan answered I hate careless people Thats why I like you Fitzgerald pg 63 Jordan is explaining to Nick how she is able to drive badly as long as everyone else drives carefully This quote represents the writing technique of foreshadowing which is being used in one of its finest form Fitzgerald is foreshadowing to chapter seven where Daisy kills Myrtle Wilson because of her reckless driving Fitzgerald uses foreshadowing to strengthen the plot of his book In chapter nine Nick begins to recall the past and relive his old memories His must relieve his lingering thoughts of the past During the chapter Nick uses a flashback to tell about Gatsbys funeral for the readers to know what happen the day Gatsby was shot Flashback in The Great Gatsby also helps to give the reader background information about the characters In The Great Gatsby the structure of the novel is influenced by foreshadowing and flashback Fitzgerald utilizes foreshadowing to the best of its ability to help organize the novel Luckily the clock took this moment to tilt dangerously at the pressure of his head whereupon he turned and caught it with trembling fingers and set it back in place Im sorry about the clock he said Its an old clock I told him idiotically Fitzgerald pg 92 This quote is the first use of foreshadowing which is in chapter five It pertains to all of the trouble Gatsby causes as he tries to win Daisy back The past is represented by the clock and how Gatsby wants to repeat it with Daisy Eble pg 963 This quote foreshadows to the end of the novel when Nick is left to tell the story of the dreamer whose dreams were corrupted Eble pg 963 they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast
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