Significance Of Title In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Title of Work: The Great Gatsby

Author of Work: F. Scott Fitzgerald

1. Significance of title: Be specific, making connections to author’s theme, important symbolism, etc. (7-10 lines)

The title “The Great Gatsby” is displaying the significance of the character Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is a delusional dreamer that achieved the American dream and used its purpose to impress his love. The reason the author decides to put the word “Great” before Gatsby is to signify Gatsby’s popularity in the story. Everyone sees Gatsby as one of the wealthiest men alive. He throws parties all night to showcase his grandeur. I believe the reason why the author chose Gatsby’s name as the title is because it also shows the general theme of the novel. Gatsby is the human
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He perfectly captured the life of America of the 20th century through his work of writing. From the beginning of his childhood, writing was the only thing that kept Fitzgerald to move forward in his life as he wrote musicals and later writing the novel “The Great Gatsby” in France. He suffered from depression and became an alcoholic as he thought he was declining in popularity as he sees his friend Ernest Hemingway getting more popular. Through his own experience, I believe some of the characters action of the novel reflects his poor habit like Daisy quit drinking on her wedding eve. Although, his greatest novel contributed the media of America during the 20th century as they would use the term “Gatsby” as a way of saying one thing looks flashy or …show more content…
Throughout the novel, partners of couples are having affairs left and right because they are feeling dissatisfied with what they have. This feeling is concurrent throughout the whole novel and can be seen pretty much within every character. Even Nick has a hard time being satisfied of his surroundings.
5. Significant Character and Description: Describe using literary terms such as protagonist, Epic Hero, antagonist, foil, stereotypical, dynamic, static, round, flat, etc. Be sure to list at least two driving character traits as well. (6-12 lines)

We know that the narrator of the novel, Nick, is the main protagonist of the story. is not really a hero as he is not a person to be admired towards, but we can see Gatsby as a epic hero, as he accomplished his goal to be rich. Nick seems to be a flat character through most of the novel. as he is mostly a observant of his surroundings and does not show much change in his character. For the trait of Nick, I see him as very judgmental as he just observes on other characters and honest as he tells secrets about Jay Gatsby and truth to his fellow company.
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