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

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Register to read the introduction… The setting is New York City at the end of the First World War (“There had been a war fought and won and the great city of the conquering people was crossed with triumphal arches and vivid with thrown flowers of white, red and rose”). The author shows pathos and triumph which is typical to chronicles and epic narrations with the help of different figures of speech, so he uses a lot of stylistic devises, such as epithets - great and vivid city, triumphal arches, resonant wind of the brasses. inversion: “There had been a war fought and won…”, “thrown flowers of white, red and rose”. The next part is narrated in the form of dialogue between two young friends. It is full of shortenings such as it’s, I’m, you’d, you’ll, I’ve, won’t, and , and vulgarisms: Every God damn thing…, I’ve made a hell of….. The text is told in the 3rd person singular. Fitzgerald likes to include a lot of dialogue, not only to keep the reader's attention, but also to elaborate …show more content…
He represented them in a contrast. They are described indirectly through their actions, speech, thoughts, appearance. Fitzgerald could hardly make the distinction clearer than in the substantive opening chapter, which reacquaints old Yale graduates Gordon Sterrett (“his eyes … framed below with the blue semicircle of ill health, heightened by an unnatural glow which coloured his face like a low, incessant fever”) and Philip Dean (“blond, ruddy and rugged … Everything about him radiated fitness and bodily comfort”). Sterrett is down on his luck, and Dean finds that “there was something in his present misery that repelled him and hardened him, even though it excited his curiosity.” By the end of the chapter, when Dean has loaned Sterrett five dollars, “they quite suddenly and definitely hated each

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