Gatsby’s Dream Though Literary Devices

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Gatsby’s Dream though literary Devices
The American Dream is something everyone wants to conquer in life. Something that is so hard, that not much people can say they successfully did. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald took place in the1920’s. He himself is a character in the book named Nick. The book revolves around a man named Jay Gatsby and his struggles to be with the love of his life to make it perfect. It is not complete without her and he tries to win her heart back. It’s a tragic love story. Fitzgerald uses literary devices to illustrate Gatsby’s singular dream of acquiring Daisy’s love though the symbols, faith, and irony.

Fitzgerald uses symbols to show Gatsby’s singular dream of acquiring Daisy’s love. A key symbol used in the book was the light on the dock of the Buchanan’s. In chapter one we see that Gatsby was reaching out to Daisy’s light in the dark representing the American Dream. Reaching out to the light is like reaching out to the future. I believe Fitzgerald used this as a symbol to show the readers that he is waiting for something. Nick says, “he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, as far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was troubling. Involuntarily I glance seaward -- and distinguished nothing except a single green light” (Fitzgerald 44). Another way Fitzgerald has Gatsby get Daisy’s attention is having the Saturday night parties. He does this to have Daisy want to be with him. It’s a way of showing off. He knows Daisy likes high class and wealth because of the past, so becomes rich and wealthy while away from her. This is his way of getting her attention and trying to eventually getting her to love him.

Fitzgerald also shows Gatsby’s singular dream of acquiring Daisy’s love is though faith. Daisy and Gatsby were in love at one point before. What brought them apart from each other was world war one. Gatsby went to fight and after the war Daisy was with Tom. She didn’t

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