Analysis Of F. Scott Fitzgerald 's ' The Great Gatsby '

1665 Words Jan 10th, 2016 7 Pages
Melisa Zeng
Ms. Rowe
IB Native Language 1
22 December 2015
Dynamic Changes | IOP Analytical Paper With modernism as framework, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Elliot, and George Bernard Shaw have all created literary works that marked the new and unorthodox ways of viewing and interacting with the world with the beginning of the twentieth century. The Great Gatsby, The Love Song of J. A. Prufrock, The Wasteland, and Pygmalion portrayed the rejection of principles for religion, tradition, and morality in order to progress into their ever changing societies as an unpleasant reaction to the preceding Victorian culture. These oppositions led to new ways of creating literature with new themes including primitivism, destabilized reality, distortions of time, and self-awareness. Radical individualism, the idea that one’s own self and their rights were valued more than those of their society, has influenced many works from authors such as Fitzgerald, Eliot, and Shaw. Modernist ideals have all contributed to create the central idea of dynamic change in the main characters due to alienation, isolation, and fear. The author communicates this theme to show how internal and external conflicts led to the characters’ changes by focusing on their expressions, actions, and reaction when confronting those barriers. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby sparked the idea of transformation due to fears, isolation, and alienation. The expressions, actions, and reactions in the main character,…
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