The Great Gatsby One of the most interesting American Novel of love, tragedy, social, and mystery life story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. It was narrated by Nick Carraway who was from Minnesota a graduate from Yale University, a WW1 vet and who moved to west Egg the part of long Island joining the luxurious life of h Mr. Tom with his wife Daisy (Nick cousin) and Gatsby the mysterious tycoon. However, the fiction consists various characters with different background and lifestyle. To mention few main characters, Tom from Rich family, Gatsby claimed that he was from rich family but later it was cleared by him (Gatsby) he was from poor family, Jordan Baker the golfer woman in 1920s who was famous whom Nick claimed to have seen her, Gorge Wilson the Garage owner and his wife myrtle the side chick of Tom Buchanan who dreamt to have high social class of living standard by her treacherous life.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, his characters, parallel his life at many points following the old advice of “write what you know,” to a T. Yet, most of the characters are not a constant, as they represent some aspects and perspectives on him, to bring a more realistic feel to the novel and create something that he felt was his own, hence “all my characters are Scott Fitzgerald.” The Great Gatsby’s plot centers largely around Jay Gatsby’s life and romantic pursuits of Daisy Buchanan. Princeton University’s Merdell Nodan’s 1978 analysis wrote that Daisy’s character is in reference to Fitzgerald’s first love, Ginevra King, a Chicagoan socialite, who he, in a slight obsession or hard infatuation, wrote letters two and remained steadfast in his feelings despite her father’s society brought disapproval.
Is there always a difference between the East/ New York and the West ? In some places, there is usually difference between the wealthy and the poor. Also, there tends to be a change in religion or race. Well, in the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott. Fitzgerald, there is slightly a difference between the East and the Midwest.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” is a story based in the early twentieth century. In the 1920’s, there was a big distinction between the “old wealth” of Americans, inherited money, and the “new wealth” of hard workers who had to work their way up in the rankings. “The Great Gatsby” is told by a neutral character Nick Carraway. In the novel, colors are assigned to characters to signify something similar to a certain race.
In The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald brings to our attention the ideas of greed, power, betrayal, and the American dream in the 1920’s. The social stratification peeks this list of themes as you can see through Nick Carraway 's point of view, the different complications of the everyday life. As Nick begins his new life in West Egg, he encounters three types of people. Daisy, an image of perfection, and grace, who comes from ‘old money’. Myrtle, born poor, and holds her reputation as the ‘other women’.
The Great Gatsby takes place in Long Island, New York, as well as New York City and a segment between the two, known as the “valley of ashes.” Each area represents a different aspect of society during the 1920s. East Egg, the area in which Daisy and Tom live, represents the upper class that comes from established or “old” money. West Egg is home to people such as Gatsby, who have recently become rich. The valley, home to the lower classes, is a filthy, run-down place.
American Future Color plays an integral role in our lives, it make us feel emotions and we associate it with specific object and themes. For example, a dark cold blue color could make you feel sad or lonely, while a bright sunny orange could create a pleasant warm sensation. An excellent example of how color is used to show themes and progress elements of a story is in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald brilliantly links colors with representative categories and manipulates them to show how the story progresses.
Peoples’ morality and culture is defined as differing from continent to continent, country to country, or even as small as state to state. At times, the ethics differ even between city and city, but for the two Eggs, the difference lies between mere neighbors. On one morning as Nick steps outside his house, Gatsby appears in his Rolls-Royce which Nick describes as “a rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes and supper-boxes and tool-boxes, and terraced with a labyrinth of wind-shields that mirrored a dozen suns” (64). Just observing Gatsby’s vehicle implies Fitzgerald’s view of the East Egg’s new-money residents as everyday and lacking in social graces. The Rolls-Royce itself is a stereotypical rich-man’s car, in the 1920s selling at 400 thousand dollars in today’s
In everyday life and works of literature, color can symbolizes a wide variety of emotions from moods to political views. When someone is feeling upset one often says “I’m feeling blue” or when someone is mad their face turns red giving that color the association with anger. Political status even uses color to represent each party, one is usually either a blue Democrat or red Republican. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby color plays a significant role throughout the story symbolizing emotions and social rankings. Colors such as green representing hope and money, grey portraying hopelessness, discontent, and low social class, and yellow exemplifies destruction and desire.
There is poor and there is wealthy. There is beautiful and there is hideous. There is passive and there is assertive. In the book The Great Gatsby, wrote by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there is a variety of 1920’s women portrayed throughout the novel, showing various personality types and physical appearances that could have been seen at the time.
Antithesis is a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect F Scott. Fitzgerald employs this technique to contrast the character of Nick Carraway with that of the overarching themes present in the society that are also possessed by the other individual characters. This society is steeped in the social stratification and conspicuous materialism that is characteristic of the jazz age of the 1920’s. “These characters… constitute America itself as it moves into the jazz age” , and just like the society that was looking to increase in prosperity, the individual characters in the Great Gatsby were also in pursuit of acquiring and maintaining this money, status and social prestige.