Analysis Of Fitzgerald's Presentation Of The Great Gatsby

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Register to read the introduction… Fitzgerald uses this to convey that Gatsby is a very famous man, due to his respectable parties. Most of the inhabitants of his parties gossip about him to one another, predicting how his personality differs to the gossips. This suggests that Gatsby isn’t a very open person and a highly secretive figure. Fitzgerald’s initial presentation for Gatsby near the start of the extract is very disgruntled. Most of the descriptions of Gatsby are reinforcing the fact that he is clouded by mystery. He is the subject of a “whirlwind” of gossip throughout New York and is already a legendary celebrity before he is ever introduced within the context.

Fitzgerald shows Gatsby’s personality within the text by using the sentences, “I’m afraid I’m not a very good host… quality of eternal reassurance… four or five times in your life.” This sentence reflects on most of the negativity dumped on Gatsby, showing that the violent, sinister gossips stand in contrast to how Gatsby actually is. Fitzgerald initially presents Gatsby as an aloof, enigmatic host of the unbelievably opulent parties thrown every week at his mansion. However, it is seen that he stands in
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This suggests that Gatsby remains a mystery. Fitzgerald’s initial presentation shows that Gatsby stands aloof from his own celebration. He remains an observer. This suggests the sheer quality of mystery within the character. This also implies that Gatsby is optimistic and hopeful as he is observing for something that he is miserably craving

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