The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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What Lies Beneath Words Throughout their entire lives, people are constantly being subjected to a variety of books and stories. One of these timeless novels, most probably read during high school, is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”. Published in 1925, this meticulous literary work never fails to be one of the bestselling and most read novels in our present day. Roughly, “The Great Gatsby” revolves around a group of character who try to strive for their dreams in the weirdest ways. Settled in 1925 in a fictional town of New York, the story depicts the life of a man named Jay Gatsby through the eyes of the narrator, Nick Carraway. Gatsby’s main dilemma throughout the story is to show off his “well-earned” riches and to get the girl of his dreams back, hence completing the “American Dream”. Despite the fact that some readers might regard F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” as straight-forward and blunt, since all of the events of the novels are simple and coherent to the average reader, a great number of motifs and symbols can be deciphered and analyzed whether it be the settings, the characters, or the colors. Fitzgerald’s excessive use of symbols is mostly visible in his descriptions of the settings in the story and the natural events that occur. Can we just disregard the fact that the three most mentioned towns in the novel are fictional? There must be a reason behind that, and I believe there is. Going back through the history, during that time in America…

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