Theme Of Personification In The Great Gatsby

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Reaching a higher class and wealth are aspects of success that many aspire to achieve. Although that may be true, in reality, as a person begins to expand their goals toward the American dream, they tend to spiral downward and crash in the end. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, pertains to an ambitious character; falling short of the American dream, resulting in a tragedy. Specifically, the book follows a young man named Gatsby and his dream to finally meet the love of his life, Daisy, who he hasn't seen in five years. Gatsby goes to great lengths in order to grab Daisy’s attention, by throwing lavish parties, which he had to achieve by becoming a bootlegger. The theme conveyed throughout the book represents how the American dream does not pertain to one …show more content…

F. Scott Fitzgerald used a vast amount of writing techniques in order to channel the theme present, such as, personification and point of view (first person). Personification throughout the novel, The Great Gatsby, is attributed to the turmoil of the American dream and all that follows it. An instance of personification in the novel is an enormous sign/advertisement in the Valley of Ashes that overlooks the poor town and all the characters. As seen in The Great Gatsby, “They look out of no face but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow

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