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Fitzgerald and Gatsby

Summary: Analyzes The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Examines Nick's comment in Myrtle's flat, `I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.' Explains how the quote could equally well apply to Fitzgerald.
In this passage, it is clear that Fitzgerald is immersed in the enchantment of the world he depicts, yet is also removed from it due to its repelling aspects. This is displayed through the voice of Nick, in which his views of Gatsby's party are reflective of Fitzgerald's ambivalence. Therefore, as the passage shows both Nick's absorbedness and attraction here, as well as how he is repelled and distanced as an observer, Nick's comment in Myrtle's flat is evidently true, in reference to Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald expresses his unclear and mixed feelings in the portrayal of Gatsby's party via strong use of imagery and language.

Through Fitzgerald, Nick is charmed by the sheer beauty presented to him at the scene of the party. Fitzgerald immediately communicates a sense of romance when he introduces music from describing the orchestra, `a whole pitful of oboes and trombones and saxophones and...

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