The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is considered to be one of the greatest novels in American literature. Through the eyes of Nick Carraway F. Scott Fitzgerald takes the reader on a journey of discovery during the roaring 20s into the lives of the rich powerful of the upper class society. F. Scott Fitzgerald effectively uses imagery and writing style to capture the true nature of love and the American Dream. The uncomforting nature of the Great Gatsby reaches out to the reader and makes them question their own beliefs about love and success in modern society. This realisation leads us to believe that the values of life that give us hope may just be a fallacy.     F. Scott Fitzgerald uses a range of techniques throughout the novel to portray that The American Dream is an illusion. F. Scott Fitzgerald clearly demonstrates that our dreams cannot be achieved. On page 188 it says, “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year
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recedes before us.” This quote explains that Gatsby believed that he can achieve his dreams. He believes in the green light; the symbolic picture of new growth and new life. The dream however recedes before us. The dream is getting further and further away from being achieved as each year passes by. F. Scott Fitzgerald is portraying an image that Gatsby is straining to grip his dream which is moving further and further away. This shows that no matter how hard you try or how far you stretch, you will never achieve your dreams. The idea that The American Dream ...

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