Great Gatsby Essay

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Ezra Okoye
Mrs. Linn
English C.P
27 May 2013
Fitzgerald’s Style
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field (Sachin Tendulkar ). Likewise, F. Scott Fitzgerald has his own unique way which he uses in his works that differentiates him from all the other authors. Furthermore, in the Great Gatsby, a historical fictional novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald paints a picture of a lifestyle and a decade that is both fascinating and horrific which to most people, is evocative and makes them look at their way of life in a different way. His style, especially in the great Gatsby is described as “lushly evocative” because his works have a brilliant understanding of lives that are corrupted by greed and are incredibly sad and unfulfilled.

Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby portrays a very successful live that is full of wonderful material things if looked at on the surface level, but if we go below the surface we would notice a whole array of emotions that are not very pleasing to the eyes. Greed and incredibly sadness are some of the emotions that can be seen below the level in the Great Gatsby and it drives some of the characters to do some things which they were not meant to do. In the case of how his style showcases his understanding of the lives that are corrupted by greed, Fitzgerald wrote, “She never loved you, do you hear? he cried. She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me” (Fitzgerald 130). In other words, Daisy is been greedy and self-centered when she chooses to marry Tom because of his money and not love, because greed affects not only the person but also hurts the loved ones to that person. Identically, we see greed being the underlying theme in the Great Gatsby when Fitzgerald wrote, “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: I never loved you” (Fitzgerald 109). Although Daisy shows a sign of greed in her actions, Gatsby also follows suit in his incessant desire...
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