The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Gatsby 's’ Era

According to F. Scott Fitzgerald himself from the novel, “The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world”(68). Reading The Great Gatsby is like seeing the Queensboro Bridge, once a reader starts the novel it is taking a step into the roaring 20’s nothing can compare. The reader feels the excitement from the novel that people had for the American dream in the 1920’s. Reading a novel that can send them back to the past is basically seeing the wild promises that people felt in the 20’s the rich and the poor, they will be able to understand the setting and the era of the book. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is an extraordinary novel developed with exuberant characterization, mesmerizing imagery, lively figurative language, and distinguished symbolism. First, Fitzgerald 's characterization is extraordinary. Characterization is the author’s development of the characters. Fitzgerald shows an abundance of direct characterization throughout the novel since it is from Nick Carraway 's point of view he is telling the story ,and talking about other characters as he sees them. Direct characterization is the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed by the use of descriptive adjectives, phrases, or epithets. Fitzgerald uses fantastic characterization when he describes Jordan Baker to readers through Nick’s first impression of…

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