Essay about The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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There was a time in history called the Jazz Age, which took place during the “Roaring Twenties”. This novel’s setting is based in the time era of the Jazz Age and the “Roaring Twenties”. The Jazz Age was a time period in the 1920’s where new music and dances became popular in the United States and even Britain. Everyone started being more rebellious by going to more parties, and always drinking and having a good time. The “Roaring Twenties” are when more people decided to live in cities instead of farms, and the United States was starting to become more industrial instead of agricultural. The behavior of women also changed drastically, by their clothing and their attitude. Women who changed their behavior and style more were known as “flappers”. Jordan Baker was an example of a “flapper” in this compelling story. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he uses color to symbolize the true reality of what the characters are really like, and also to describe the separate settings. In addition color symbolism plays an essential role in the development of the plot of The Great Gatsby. In most literary works, the color red is mostly associated with love, but in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the color red to entice danger and violence. In the novel the color red foreshadowed what happened to Myrtle at the end of the novel. Myrtle was killed by Daisy Buchanan driving erratically and hitting Myrtle in the middle of the street in the valley of Ashes. Myrtle…

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