The Great Gatsby Argument Essay

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Viren Kumar
Mrs. Parato
AP Language and Composition
March 2, 2013
Society’s Shadow Goals, objectives, targets, and ambitions are incentives that drive one to emerge from their comfort zone. Each individual, rich or poor, isolated or active, normal or abnormal, has a way to communicate with others and act in society based on personality. Most people want to be accepted by others to fit into society and be "normal". There is always one person who has a different perspective than everyone else's and is uniquely considered an "outcast". In the novel, The Great Gatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as an isolationist that is compelled to play ambiguous roles in society to obtain the green light across the channel, …show more content…

An obvious tension between the relationship of Gatsby and the mysterious light is visible from the “trembling”, and this tension creates the ambiguousness in Gatsby’s role in the novel (21). Fitzgerald uses figurative language to introduce the protagonist, which exemplifies Gatsby’s mysterious appearance to emphasize his perplexing personality. As Nick is outside his home after a night with the Buchanan’s, a strange yet

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