The Great Gatsby Title Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Nick narrates Gatsby's pursuit of rekindling an old relationship with Daisy Buchanan and achieving his concept of the ideal life. Nick describes Gatsby during one encounter as, "pale as death, with his hands plunged like weights in his coat pockets... standing in a puddle of water glaring tragically into my eyes." (91) Given this pail, ghostly image of Gatsby, the reader is likely to associate Gatsby with feebleness and tragedy. Gatsby's actions are again depicted as hopeless later in the story when he is having nostalgic recollections of previous intimacy with Daisy.

[Gatsby] stretched out his hand desperately as if to snatch only a wisp of air, to save a fragment of the spot that she had made lovely for him. But it was all going by too fast...and he knew that he had lost that part of it, the freshest and the best, forever.

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Scott Fitzgerald was being facetious in titling his novel The Great Gatsby. The sarcastic tone of this title is again evident in the assessment of the author and narrator's general views towards people like Gatsby. By providing this irony, Gatsby's character is even more so heightened because there is a reflection of an even stronger idea of false glamour to add onto that revealed in the text. The irony of the title of this book is another thing that makes it so great and out of the ordinary. Fitzgerald was a pioneer in bringing to light the flaws within the American Dream. By writing The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald successfully revealed the typically overlooked downside to striving for

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