A Literary Analysis Of The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis

The Roaring Twenties was a period of rowdiness and economic prosperity. Memories lived on in New York City. The Great Gatsby proved this point in various situations, including the stupendous and extravagant parties. Located in West Egg of Long Island, a home made of millions of dollars belonged to Jay Gatsby. He was one to experience all types of emotions and events during his short lifetime. The most pleasing feeling he had felt for the first time in five years led him into the worst case scenario, his own death. Each situation has its own representation, adding more depth to the story, allowing readers to dig deeper into their minds. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
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But what do these words mean? In The Great Gatsby, it is easy to notice that Gatsby overuses the saying “old sport,” when addressing male characters, such as Nick Carraway. For an example, he would say, “Don’t worry old sport, don’t worry” (Fitzgerald 88). Fitzgerald used the elements of tone and words create a sense of carelessness in Gatsby’s lines. It was an effort to make it seem like he was at a social level similar to Daisy’s. Gatsby’s spoken words were a way to protect his image and to disguise his true colors and origin. Yellow was a vivid color in Gatsby’s character. Yellow is fake gold, “new money,” or even “no money.” Whereas Daisy and Tom Buchanan represented gold, “old money.” His goal was to convince people into believing that he came from the old money background, enhancing his prestige and…show more content…
These were done by creating symbols and diction to represent events and characters, explaining complex imageries to carry readers through his thought process. Without these techniques, The Great Gatsby would definitely not be an intriguing one to read. A truly significant quote was “Nobody came.” (Fitzgerald 178). These two words speak out and reached the hearts of the readers. There is a feeling of dejection to understand that Gatsby spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for parties that he threw for the careless. “In his blue gardens, men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne…” (Fitzgerald 52). From average, wealthy, to famous people, they came from all over, acknowledging Gatsby’s parties, but not him. Gatsby passed away, and not a single person besides his father and Nick attended his funeral. Carelessness was engraved in everyone who took advantage of Gatsby. In the real world, your presence is only admired when it’s
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