The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby is Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, which was considered as one of the most perfect work relating to art forms in American novels after James. The publication of The Great Gatsby prompted T. S. Eliot to write, in a letter to Fitzgerald, "It seems to me to be the first step that American fiction has taken since Henry James ...".The reason why it is one of the greatest novels all over the world is not only because of its showing the cruel social reality in America during 1920s and the selflessness and merciless of human nature at that time,but also the novel 's unique narrative angle that Fitzgerald wrote the novel from the first person perspective. Fitzgerald com posed the figure “Nick Carraway” as the narrator of the story…show more content…
The story began with Nick coming to East from Middle-West in spring, and following three seasons had their own symbolic significance. Gatsby is an incarnation of the people who scheming to pursue the "American dream" but ended in failure. Spring symbolizes the beginning of lives, and Nick began to make new life. In hot summer, the story developed to the climax. Summer symbolizes the full blossom of lives, and the color fulness in the world, it also symbolizes all sorts of people. When summer was about the end, autumn was upcoming, Nick experienced that Gatsby pursued his dream and love at the expense of death, and witnessed the merciless and irresponsibility of human nature. Nick decided to go back Middle-West. Finally the story came to end gradually in cold winter. And this book full of some important symbolism. Gatsby’s book is a symbol of wealth, but books in the Gatsby 's home are just for decoration.Which proves that the American dream is superficial and hopeless at that time. House is material wealth, a symbol of personal identity, but Gatsby the "imitation of Normandy, a town hall magnificent architecture" symbol of the new upstart imitate the old, try to blend in society that vanity and vulgar.Gatsby believed in the green light,the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us.It eluded us then, but that 's no matter-tomorrow we will run faster,stretch our arms farther....The author also used the blue
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