The Great Gatsby which is written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most evaluated and interpreted novels in American literature. The reason is not just about the voice, literary devices, or techniques he uses. Also, it is about the content of the novel. For example, he shows us the condition of American society and their aims in The Great Gatsby. In the novel, Fitzgerald does not just tell the events, he uses characters’ thoughts to develop the whole idea and to make the novel more pleasant to read.
Introduction F. Scott Fitzgerald, the American novelist, managed to write a novel which has decisively influenced the view of people about the American society in the 1920's. This novel, which was published in 1925, is called The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald's novel mostly deals with status, power, wealth as the concepts of the American Dream at the beginning of the 20th century. The author provides the reader with a deep insight into the American society as well as the aristocracy and the false beliefs that are built around them. The novel illustrates well how the American Dream control human behavior.
The depiction of Gatsby’s character in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has a big impact on the novel and through understanding his character the context and meaning of the novel become clear. Gatsby’s personality represents many of the extremes of American life and his rise and fall from fame and success show the unattainable aspect of the what was thought to be the achievable American dream. Gatsby’s true beginnings and origins begin as a mystery to narrator Nick Carraway and Nick first encounters his reputation before he actually meets Gatsby. This delayed introduction to Gatsby’s personality helps create the mystery and the impression that Gatsby is more than just a man. When Nick finally meets him at one of his parties he is surprised and doesn’t recognize him from the descriptions provided by the other people at the party “‘and this man Gatsby sent over his chauffeur with an invitation.’ For a moment he looked at me as if he failed to understand” (Fitzgerald 48).
This overall allows me to freely explain, in detail, the events and judgments of the upper class including Tom and Daisy. It also allows me to shed light on the major themes that Fitzgerald suggests, such as separation of social classes and the American dream, while maintaining the formality of the style of writing of a letter. I chose to base the letter on the accident as the actions that Tom and Daisy portray clearly give an insight of their carelessness and inconsiderate manner, which directly links to the themes presented throughout the novel. The letter is directed towards the editor of a newspaper in New York as they will be able to write the article that reviles the truth about the events of the accident. I used the newspaper New York Times to send the letter due to its popularity, therefore the message that Nick is expressing will reach the majority of population of New York.
Item 2: Color Chart: In the book “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, colors have been used to represent the character’s unapparent and underlying thoughts, feelings, status and class. Through the motif of colors, Fitzgerald depicts the feelings of the character as he refers to a specific color while describing each one of them. The colors make a deep impact on the readers as they contain a profound meaning throughout the novel. There are around five main colors in the novel appearing frequently: white, yellow, green, blue and grey, which help the novel look more gaudy and idealistic. The color green has its own significance in the novel, as it is mainly attached to Gatsby.
Thus, the poem meaning refects racial discrimination, the distinction between rich and poor, slavery, and dark areas of life. In addition, the poem also shows a dream which is, encourage American to make America live up to its dignity and meaning of a freedom and opportunity country. The title of the poem shows the messenger which the author wants to convey to the readers that are, “ Let America Be America Again”. America has experienced many historical events such as the war, the economic framework, and the political reform, then America gradually develops in many fields and becomes a country of dreamers. When people read the title, they can understand and predict an important part of the poem which is, live up to what
With the beginning of the 20th century, great changes arrived in all spheres of human activity due to the growing needs of the society. Like everything else, literature had to offer new literary frames that will meet the requirements of the readership. One of the pioneers that had the courage to try something different and unique was the American novelist Francis Scott Fitzgerald, who became a cultural icon because of his success to embody the era he in which he lived inside of his works. Through the analysis of some key symbols in ‘The Great Gatsby’ we will see how for example colors do not always have positive connotations or how some elements, minor and irrelevant to the one group of characters, have great importance to the other. The symbols
American Future Color plays an integral role in our lives, it make us feel emotions and we associate it with specific object and themes. For example, a dark cold blue color could make you feel sad or lonely, while a bright sunny orange could create a pleasant warm sensation. An excellent example of how color is used to show themes and progress elements of a story is in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald brilliantly links colors with representative categories and manipulates them to show how the story progresses. He splits them into categories such as lifelessness, false purity, illusion, corruptness, death, and the American dream.
Title:Retracing Identity: An Interplay of Elite Power and Family Ethics in Joseph Heller’s Good as Gold Scholar: SabaZahoor (JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi) Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: +918076379569 Abstract: This paper will be exploring Joseph Heller’s novel Good as Gold in the light of the American sociologist C. Wright Mills’ landmark work The Power Elite (1956). Mills in his work gives a similar picture of post World War II America as portrayed by Heller’s Good as Gold, where the big organizations like government and bureaucracy, directly or indirectly, holds every decision concerning an individual, taking away even the slightest chances of freedom. Whether it is the army and capitalist organizations run by the elites like
The Great Gatsby, a famous work by author F. Scott Fitzgerald was a jazz age novel written in 1925 following the move of Nick Carraway in search of his American dream. Living in the outskirts of New York, Carraway finds himself entangled in the love affair of Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire and his cousin Daisy Buchanan. Portrayed as an eager character attracted to Gatsby’s extravagant lifestyle, Fitzgerald incorporated themes such as the world of the wealthy, the pursuit of the American dream, impossible love and tragedy. The most notable of all literary devices that are incorporated into the Great Gatsby, however; is the use of color symbolism throughout the entirety of the novel. The Scarlet Letter, another highly acknowledged fictitious novel is based in the historical setting of Puritan-Boston, Massachusetts circa the mid 17th century.