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The F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

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The Barred Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is the compelling story of the lengths one man goes to in order to try and win back the love of his youth. In order to do so, the titular figure of the novel, Jay Gatsby, reinvents himself from the hardscrabble soldier of his younger years into an enigma of a millionaire; during his time living at West Egg, Gatsby is revered by all, but known by none. Despite the lavish lifestyle which has made him ever so well known, Gatsby is never able to win back Daisy, the girl who has for so long represented the culmination of all of his desires. To convey the complex themes of the novel, Fitzgerald makes use of the literary techniques discussed in How To Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas C. Foster, especially in his portrayal of the geography of the Eggs and in Gatsby’s quest to win Daisy’s affection. In his novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses Gatsby’s desperate struggle to ingratiate himself into Daisy’s life to illustrate how one can never overcome the socio-economic barriers placed upon them at birth.
As Foster mentions in How To Read Literature Like A Professor, “literary geography is typically about humans inhabiting spaces, and at the same time spaces inhabiting humans”, a concept that Fitzgerald relies on to demonstrate the barriers heavily separating him from Daisy (Foster 173). Throughout The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses the two Eggs to demonstrate the large impact location has on Gatsby’s attempts to
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