The Great Gatsby Language Analysis

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Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses very descriptive language to make the reader feel as though they are in the passage. He writes with the use of many metaphors and often times engages all five senses in one scene. One scene in particular that is very memorable is the end of the novel when Nick is sitting on the beach thinking over his time since he has moved to New York. Nick thinks to himself that Gatsby had come to the spot he was at and “He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch our arms farther….And one fine morning—So we beat on, boats against the current,…show more content…
In the beginning of the novel Tom asks Nick if he has read The Rise of the Colored Empire. He describes this book as using scientific evidence to defend the white race, saying that if they don 't do something to stop it, other races will take over and ruin society. This idea was very prevalent in the 1920s due to a lot of migration, a strong feeling of nativism became popular. Fitzgerald chooses to describe women as problematic due to the only reason being that they are female. He says “Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply” (Fitzgerald 58). The “New Woman” idea became more popular as women expressed the desire for a more independent life. The idea that a woman could never amount to be socially or economically greater than men, an ideal that backlashed against the New Woman, is shown again when Daisy explains to Nick that she was saddened when she discovered she had given birth to a girl because all she could amount to was a “pretty fool”. Tom and Myrtle choose to have an affair together not because they are scared to leave their partners, but because they come from two different social classes and cannot marry each other or they will be looked down to by society. The affairs, excessive drinking, and the ideas surrounding women, all show the values of

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