Characterization Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Characterisation
Characterisation is a literary device that is used in literature to introduce and explain the details about a certain character in a story.
In book The Great Gatsby, the main characterisation revolves around the social status of the characters. The major character of the book, Jay Gatsby, is evidently wealthy, but he does not come from or belong to the upper stratum of the society. The author used the dialogue and appearance of Gatsby to reflect on his wealth and social statues. For instance, Jay constantly used the phrase ‘Old Sport’ to highlight the fact that Gatsby has practiced to sound educated and wealthy. The pink suit that Gatsby was wearing further emphasize his lack of the upper-class taste and refinement, which made a statement to everyone that he does not come from a wealthy family.
Imagery
Imagery means to use figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such ways that it appeals to the physical senses.
The Great Gatsby features numerous settings throughout the book, and many of them highlight the opulence of Gatsby’s existence, while the others reveals the reality of the average people.
The author also used imagery when describing the magnificence and exciting parties at Gatsby’s house. The author created an intense picture for the reader of his parties: 'The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun, and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music, and the opera of voices pitches a key higher.…

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