What 3 moments reveal irony in "The Great Gatsby?" What chapters are they in, and what does the irony reveal?
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One of the most memorable examples of irony in The Great Gatsby is when Gatsby sits out all night making sure that "Tom doesn't hurt [Daisy]" after the infamous yellow car incident. While he is outside lovingly and gallantly watching over her, Daisy is inside making up with Tom.
This irony reveals much about Gatsby and Daisy. With Gatsby, we as the reader are struck with an overwhelming sympathy and pity for him. We see now that Gatsby has lived his whole live trying to live up to an ideal that he'll never reach in Daisy's eyes. With Daisy, we see that she is no better than Tom, very disloyal, and will probably never really be happy with her life.
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