Theme Of Literary Devices In The Great Gatsby

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Regarding the novel’s plot, The action in the book happens in the fastest of manners, from the sudden incident of the narrator ‘Nick Carraway’ who recently returns from the war to find a job in New York City and rents a small house in ‘West Egg’, then the story line jumps to an element of suspense when he meets Daisy then right to the climax of ‘Myrtle’ who dies horribly then jumping straight to the resolution by the end of the novel which is the murder of ‘Gatsby’. The plot holds a sense of irony since ‘Gatsby’ is ready to do anything for Daisy even would take a bullet for, but he is killed for Myrtle’s murder which he has had nothing to do with in the first place (Samkanashvili 77).

Concerning techniques used throughout the
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They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a non-existent nose ‘’ (Fitzgerald 23) : He personifies the T. J. Eckleberg's All-Seeing Eyes, which is a huge billboard in ‘’The Valley of The ashes’’ and ironically Unlike the super grey and monochrome environment, the eyes are blue and yellow. Where mostly things aren’t as this colorful in the valley, this brightness is surprising and connects the eyes to other blue and yellow objects. Also, the description has elements of horror. The “gigantic” eyes are disembodied, with “no face” and a “nonexistent nose. Also, this image implies how fake eyes spy on people, molding the notion of that people create their identities to impress others. Another great use of personification in ‘’The murmur trembled on the verge of coherence, sank

down, mounted excitedly, and then ceased all together’’ (Fitzgerald 14). On the other hand, Fitzgerald uses hyperboles to highlight things in an escalated matter, for example: ‘’ Jay Gatsby ... sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God ... he must be about His Father's Business, the service of a vast, vulgar and meretricious beauty ‘’ , the expression seems to very overrated, yet it brings attention the struggle of
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He uses the color green to highlight ‘Gatsby’s dreams,ambitions and hopes. One can note that the color green has been showing up in the whole novel. Green is also connected heavily with the green light that shows the place of ‘Daisy’, the green light represents ‘Daisy’ in ‘Gatsby’s own eyes who happens to be an enormous part of his dreams. Another color Fitzgerald stresses on is White, one can see Daisy wearing a white dress the first time she sees ‘Gatsby’ and when she sees ‘Nick’ for the first time. On her 18th birthday, she wears a white dress and gets a white car, even her house is decorated in white. The color White symbolizes grace, pure beauty and nobleness. ‘’ The windows were ajar and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside ” (Fitzgerald 4), the quote showcases that even her surrounding atmosphere is just pure and full of beauty. Even her name ‘Daisy’ is a white flower, but behind all of this purity, White can be a sign of ruthlessness and deception. It is quite shown that she’s innocent, but deep down she’s truly far from that. Another color Fitzgerald is Red, Red always implies fury, violence and blood. Nick have always kept buying books of finance that have red and gold to them. When Red and Gold are mixed together, it is implied that money comes for the price of blood. Also, the author uses the words ‘Red pool’ which highlight how the
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