Examples Of Juxtaposition In The Great Gatsby

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Juxtaposition In the novel, The Great Gatsby, the reader experiences the lifestyle of people in the 1920s. Life is good in the 1920s for the average person, theaters begin showing movies with sound, jazz music is becoming popular, and the automobile is becoming very sought after. Although, like in today's society, money still plays a very important role in the way people live. This is shown in the novel through the life of two different couples. Through his use of juxtaposition, F. Scott Fitzgerald is able to contrast the lifestyles of two very distinct couples. The first couple that the reader encounters is Tom and Daisy Buchanan. This couple live in East Egg, which is filled with fashionable houses, and wealthy people. Living in a large

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