The Great Gatsby Characterisation Analysis
Characterisation is a literary device that is used in literature to introduce and explain the details about a certain character in a story.
In book The Great Gatsby, the main characterisation revolves around the social status of the characters. The major character of the book, Jay Gatsby, is evidently wealthy, but he does not come from or belong to the upper stratum of the society. The author used the dialogue and appearance of Gatsby to reflect on his wealth and social statues. For instance, Jay constantly used the phrase ‘Old Sport’ to highlight the fact that Gatsby has practiced to sound educated and wealthy. The pink suit that Gatsby was wearing further emphasize his lack of the upper-class taste and refinement, which …show more content…
The author also used imagery when describing the magnificence and exciting parties at Gatsby’s house. The author created an intense picture for the reader of his parties: 'The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun, and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music, and the opera of voices pitches a key higher. '
This paragraph used descriptive figurative language to represent the grandeur of Gatsby’s existence and also contrast with the realty of Gatsby’s real inside world.
On Nick’s (the narrator’s) way to New York City, he described an area filled with poor and defeated workers: 'This is a valley of ashes--a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air. '
This paragraph really used figurative language to represent how truly depressing the ‘valley of ashes’ is and the dark reality and despair of the average people living in New …show more content…
The Long Island has one of the wealthiest communities of the New York City area. New York City represented a version of the American Dream during the time setting of The Great Gatsby, which is also one of the theme the books conveys. It represented enormous wealth, possibilities and opportunities, which makes the book a representation of the American society during the early 1920s.
The minor characters are the characters that are not the main focus of the story but still interacts or effects the outcome of the main characters.
In the book The Great Gatsby, Daisy was the girl that Gatsby spent his entire life devoted to rekindle his love with. As a minor character, Daisy still plays a significant role in the plot and characteristic development. She also represents the insincerity and haughtiness of the upper class and the person that Gatsby and Tom consider as a sign of their achievements, and this effected the outcome of Gatsby.
Symbol is used in literature to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal meanings.
In the book The Great Gatsby, the green light that is situated at Daisy’s East Egg dock is a well-known