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Shipping News and the Great Gatsby: An Analysis

Summary: Compares and contrasts Nutbeem's party in "The Shipping News" with an excerpt about a party in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Details how in both cases, nothing goes as planned.
When a group of rowdy guys get together nothing good ever seems to come of it, and when alcohol is added something terrible is bound to happen. Nutbeem's party seems to be no exception to this. I can picture this party scene happening today in an almost similar way. It is quite rare to have a party that consists of solely men, but for the purpose of saying goodbye to a friend it makes perfect sense. And yet the party is still very realistic in how it changes courses once alcohol is involved.

Overall this chapter made me feel sorry for Nutbeem and his destroyed boat. He was so excited to finally be heading off to sea again that he threw a farewell party and invited all his friends, only to have them destroy his most prized possession. Quoyle even says, "There...

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