Essay Analysis Of F. Scott Fitzgerald 's ' The Great Gatsby '

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One style element that F. Scott Fitzgerald is widely known for is his descriptive language. He uses striking adjectives to create a vivid picture for the reader. Fitzgerald uses descriptive style to reveal good or bad qualities in his characters. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald says Tom Buchanan had “a body capable of enormous leverage – a cruel body”, this shows that Buchanan has a very dominating and powerful personality. F. Scott Fitzgerald not only uses descriptive language to introduce the qualities of his characters, but their lifestyle as well. Fitzgerald also uses descriptive language to describe Amory’s invitation in This Side of Paradise. An example in this story of descriptive language is “The invitation to Miss Myra St. Claire’s bobbing party spent the morning in his coat pocket, where it had an intense physical affair with a dusty piece of peanut brittle”. This description is very effective because it draws the reader to the rest of his writing with the picture he paints. Fitzgerald also uses his technique of descriptive language in The Love of the Last Tycoon. To show the bad side of Hollywood, he describes the drug of the movie before she put her make-up on, “She wore a low gown which displayed the bright eczema of her chest and back…Her hair was of the color and viscosity of drying blood”. This very weird description catches the reader’s attention because it shows the celebrities as having a human face even though celebrities are suppose to be the…

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