The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Francis Scott Fitzgerald, an American novelist and short-story writer, famous for his works for illustrating the Jazz Age throughout his writings and his masterpiece The Great Gatsby. In Fitzgerald’s novel, a few characters wish to change their faith, destiny, and identity by being dishonest to to their surrounding, self, and all knowing God. However, they fall and their dreams remain dreams for eternity, keeping the balance of this world just and steady. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald signifies the importance of blood and its representation through the use of allusion, foreshadowing, and symbolism to illustrate the consequence one will face for attempting to advance one 's identity. Blood is known as the substance for life which contains many scientific and literary characteristics. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary blood is, “The fluid that circulates in the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins of a vertebrate animal carrying nourishment and oxygen to and bringing away waste products from all parts of the body.” It is clear to see the importance of blood and the symbols it can contain, which unfolds the reasons why blood is used in literature so frequently. Since one gets his blood from his parents, blood is a reference to show one 's origin, past and the inheritance one holds. In literature, as seen in The Great Gatsby, blood is viewed as wealth, since money, jewelry, land, and business is passed down from parents to
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