Examples Of Foreshadowing In The Great Gatsby

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In the novel “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights the object of wealth. All of the characters in the book revolve their lives around money. Money is not only an object to them, but it is their life. Being rich and having all the items in the world you want may temporarily bring you happiness, but it does not bring you lifelong happiness. The characters do not live life with a purpose. Therefore the people are constantly depressed. The pursuit of money is not a valid purpose for life is demonstrated by characterization, foreshadowing, and conflict.

The author utilizes direct and indirect characterization to reveal the characters feelings through thoughts, actions and words they say. Actions and thoughts in which they show that their life is not full of meaning. The characters demonstrate their very unhappiness through the deeper
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The tragedies which lead to the characters unhappiness. The narrator indicates, “So we drove on toward death…” (136). The author is foreshadowing Myrtle's death. At the end of the story Myrtle dies and this greatly affects Wilson. He realizes that life is not worth living without Myrtle and that he will never have happiness and joy if she is not with him. This is the difference between the rich and the poor in this novel. Wilson did not need money to live life with happiness his wife brought him happiness and she means more to him then any money. This just shows how money is not the reason for one's happiness. Another demonstration of foreshadowing is from Gatsby’s quixotic parties. Nick describes that, “In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whispering and the champagne and stars” (39). People come and go from Gatsby’s parties and this is just like Gatsby’s life. This is representing Daisy, she comes and goes from Gatsby's life. This ultimately leads to Gatsby's eternal

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