The Not-So Great Gatsby
Though this mysteriously alluring figure known as Jay Gatsby captures all who come to his extravagant parties at his massive mansion, the events that surround him tell a tale of irony. This irony though small, presents itself in an immense fashion. Gatsby's own fortune ends up being the very fuse that foreshadows his own fall. As is evident with Nick stating "But it wasn't any use. Nobody came"(174), such as even in death, Gatsby wasn't so great. This irony is so prominent with how nobody came to the funeral of a man who was so incredibly well known and admired. The very title of the book presents itself ironically to those who have witnessed it's contents.
By: Michael M