Theme Of Not Holding Back In The Great Gatsby

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Not holding back, Fitzgerald immediately set a melancholy mood during chapter thirteen. Fitzgerald had Dick stand along the trenches and forlornly look around the memorial field, “to his left the tragic hill of Thiepval. Dick stared at them through his field glasses, his throat straining with sadness” (Fitzgerald 84). Dick began to spoke about the many lives that were taken during that summer war; nothing is more sentimental than the death of people who bravely fought for their country. However, during that sentimental moment Abe North consoled that “there are lots of people dead since and we’ll all be dead soon” (84). This statement prevent sentiment from further developing, holding it back, because Abe tried to lighten the atmosphere and
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