Examples Of Figurative Language In The Great Gatsby

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This reveals that Gatsby’s ideal form of an object is the perfect form of an object. Gatsby’s “Platonic Conception of himself” is his ideal or fantasy portrait of his life, not his actual childhood. This shows us that Gatsby has modeled and portrayed himself with this perfect version of who he wants to be. When Gatsby changed his name from James Gatz to Jay Gatsby that is his attempt to change himself and create a new life. This allusion reveals that Gatsby’s goal since day one was to be wealthy which he thinks will make him satisfied and live the American dream, however, he very quickly recognizes that “money doesn't bring you happiness”. Figurative Language In Chapter 6 Fitzgerald uses a metaphor to portray something deeper x about Gatsby.

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