The Great Gatsby 2

“Then she flounced over to the dog, kissed it with ecstasy, and swept into the kitchen, implying that a dozen chefs awaited her order there” – Nick Carraway talking about Myrtle Wilson is an illusion. It’s illuding to the fact that everything that happens in the apartment isn’t truly part of the reality they live in. They all come from different ‘classes’ – lower to upper class. They all wouldn’t normally be seen associating with each other in a social situation. As soon as they leave the apartment, the fantasy is over and they go their separate ways. Myrtle acting like there are a dozen chefs in the kitchen is an illusion that she could never afford to have even one chef but it’s her way to fit in with the ‘upper class’ by pretending to be a part of what the upper class have – in this case, chefs.

 

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