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The Great Gatsby Literary Criticism

Summary: Provides literary criticism of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby. Discusses key themes, including materialism and shallowness in the characters, all to achieve "The American Dream."

The Great Gatsby is uniquely written novel, based around multiple themes. The key theme deals with materialism and shallowness in the characters, all to achieve "The American Dream." Scott Fitzgerald's novel is affluent with symbolism, which is essential to delivering the desired moral and lesson to the reader. By using an active character throughout the story to narrate it at the same time, the story line is drawn together more clearly. Fitzgerald's writing style is also unique due to his use of juxtaposition and his use of prose in order to create the desired mood.

Fitzgerald's form of characterization, settings, and his presentation of ideas all contribute to the structure of the book. The use of a first-person narrator pulls the reader into the action and plot of the book, while making the novel appear to be written in a very organized form. Fitzgerald manages...

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