The Great Gatsby Naturalism Analysis

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One could only face the reality they are stuck with rather than chase for what they want to succeed. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, the author gives certain descriptions of various people who live in specific areas that relate to realism throughout his writing. The novel makes a naturalism argument about not being able to attain certain goals no matter how hard they work, claiming that it is impossible to achieve the fullest possibilities because of the current state one might be born or stuck with. To begin with, the author inputs various locations geographically to identify citizens with certain descriptions who live and thrive around those areas. One example would be East Egg where affluent people settle because they have…show more content…
An example of how the author depicts the Valley of Ashes is describing the area’s environment as a “gray land” with the “spasms of bleak dust” that appear along with “ashes that grow like wheat” (Fitzgerald 23). He also describes the people who live there as busy but who “move dimly” and who are “already crumbling through the powdery air"(Fitzgerald 23). This shows the area’s condition and the poverty the citizens are living in. Even though they work as hard as any other social class, they still strive within their area. Another example involves the character Myrtle Wilson, who has an affair with Tom because she dreams to become rich. She describes this by showing off her belongings and making “a list of things” that seems valuable but were actually bought from Tom (Fitzgerald 36). Myrtle Wilson is a character who wishes to become wealthy so she become Tom’s mistress.This does not end well, as she ends up dying in the end and never attains her dream. The Valley of Ashes shows another example of how naturalism relates within the explanation of geography as it explores the specific descriptions it
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