"The Great Gatsby" and Modernism
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This paper discusses how the novel "The Great Gatsby" is an instance of the modernist obliteration of reality by science, art and history. It looks at how the rich symbolism and the scientific concerns of Fitzgerald all hint of the modernist eclectic and elitist style of writing. Moreover, the narrative is told from the single and very subjective point of view of Nick Carraway, and, as such, it takes an impressionist form, almost devoid of objectivity. It concludes that Fitzgerald's novel is modernist from various points of view, in style, language, ideas and construction.
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