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

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II. Comparison of Main Houses Gatsby colossal mansion, is used a a centre point for the entire novel; it is the place most explored and best described by Fitzgerald, and an analysis of the architecture reveals multiple aspects of Jay Gatsby himself. Gatsby House is initially described as “ a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy,” (5). Fitzgerald, uses “factual imitation” to address how the house is an pastiche of the European/French palace-style, accurate in detail, but lacking in the whole impression, which is juxtaposed with Gatsby 's place in society. The house in its entirety is a fake, however, the abode, like it 's owner contains some authenticity - Gatsby did study at Oxford, but he was not an Oxford graduate, and had a medal at Montenegro; here, the details are genuine. On page 45, when a stout middle-aged man, with large spectacles is flabbergasted in Gatsby possession of real books in his library He exclaims “What thoroughness! What realism!”(46). This could directed at Gatsby 's whole facade which is extremely realistic, here, Fitzgerald draws attention to aspects of Gatsby authenticity. In the architecture of Gatsby mansion, it is easy to see Gatsby attempts to capture the past; he goes so far as to create a almost feudal abode, with “:great arched doors” (65), “square towers” (91), “ranges of French windows” (147). Gatsby does this by adding various European aspects to his home, with “Marie Antoinette music-rooms and Restoration salons” (92)…
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