Jazz In The Great Gatsby

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Throughout the novel, Antonia expresses her opinions about Jazz in different ways. The first and most recognizable way she does this is by simply stating her preconceived images of Jazz. A perfect example of this occurs on page two when Antonia says, “ She was hopeless. A punker. A druggie. A gang hanger.” The words that Antonia chooses to describe Jazz are clearly depicted by what Antonia expects her to be like, based off of her appearance and reputation around school. ( It is evident that they do not know each other well when Antonia replies to Jazz asking if she’s her peer counselor with “Define ‘peer’.”) In this example, Antonia’s negative conception of Jazz is crystal clear. Her harsh descriptions of Jazz are a clear indicator that she

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