"The Great Gatsby" Analytical Essay by JPWrite

"The Great Gatsby"
This paper reviews and examines F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby," which takes place during the era of American prohibition.
# 67324 | 1,294 words | 1 source | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 04, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper presents a concise analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby." The writer of this paper details the plot as well as the main characters of Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby, set against the backdrop of the prohibition era in America. The writer of this paper contends that "The Great Gatsby" is both a comedy of manners and a tragic unfolding of events that is both romantic and realistic. This novel is the story of Nick Caraway's heroic attempt to make intelligible the events of a summer.

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"Fitzgerald drew an apparent picture of the longing and the distrust for the rich, the injustice that poor boys should not dream of marrying rich girls, the trauma of having been rejected by Zelda once, the hero follow the American Dream, and his tragedy. His "double vision" and his irony can be recognized in the title but the thought of the book with the striking central character allows Fitzgerald to call Gatsby "great" without a feeling that something is wrong. Jay Gatsby is clearly the hero of The Great Gatsby, but Nick Caraway is the narrator and central figure, bringing to Long Island the fresh suspicious eye of a Midwesterner, this is where the double vision comes in where characters, events and places are viewed through a dual lens. The whole trivial yet impressive world of the so-called "good society" of Long Island and New York is dominated by alcohol and the pursuit of pleasure that runs through these pages. The society is also dual as on one hand it is all sophisticated and flashy and on the other hand the people are as ruthless and cutthroat as others."

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