What are some examples of personification in chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby?

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In the aftermath of Gatsby's lavish party in chapter 3, Owl Eyes gets involved in a drink-fueled car crash. Thankfully, it's not fatal, but the brand-new coupe is in a right mess; one of its wheels has come off. A curious crowd of onlookers begins to form around the wrecked auto:

Half a dozen fingers pointed at the amputated wheel (p.55).

This is an example of personification because something that isn't human—a wheel—has been given human qualities. Amputation is something normally associated with the surgical removal of a limb. The juxtaposition of "fingers" and "amputated" is especially noticeable here.

Earlier on in the scene we're given another example of personification (emphasis mine):

Blinded by the glare of the headlights and confused by the incessant groaning of the horns, the apparition stood swaying for a moment before he perceived the man in the duster.

Horns don't groan, of course, but humans do. Fitzgerald's use of personification is highly appropriate here, as it shows the impatience of the other party guests in their cars as they find themselves blocked in the road by Owl Eyes's auto wreck.

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As you are aware, personification attributes the qualities of a living being to that which is inanimate. An example of this from Chapter Three can be found in these passages,

At Gatsby's party, people speculate about his background: "The three Mr. Mumbles bent forward and listened eagerly." (48) The party members are called a name that gives personality to a sound, "Mr. Mumbles."

Further, Gatsby describes the guests,

Instead of rambling this party had perserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the countryside--East Egg condescending to WestEgg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety.(49)

"this party" personifies a gathering as having character traits, and "East Egg" and "West Egg" are personified as they represent the residents of these areas.

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