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Contrasts and Conflicts Chap 1 Great Gatsby

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How Does Fitzgerald set up contrast within the first chapter?

In ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald the author uses various techniques to set up contrasts and conflicts within the first chapter to show the corruption of the American Dream in the 1920’s when the book was set and also the corruption of the people during the roaring twenties. Examples of the techniques used to express these themes are characterization, dialogue, figurative language, diction choices , symbolism and foreshadowing. Throughout the book our narrator is Nick Carraway who comes from middle west America and in the first chapter he “went East to learn the bond business” and rents a house in West Egg, Long Island. One of the conflicting aspect in the first chapter
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Another conflict Fitzgerald sets up is done through the way he shows the boredom of people in East Egg. The author uses techniques such as figurative language, dialogue and diction choices. When Nick
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