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The Great Gatsby Chapter 4 Analysis

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a significant example of the principle that powerful messages could not only be told, but also shown through by the setting. In the opening of chapter 4, it starts off at the bridge. Nick describes his scenery with approval. There’s a sense of beauty. It’s obvious that he’s taken in by what he sees, “in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty of the world”. It’s known from previous chapters, that when Fitzgerald mentions something beautiful, there is always a false undertone. He then mentions the funeral bringing the reader back to the idea that nothing beautiful last forever. The next scene in chapter 4 takes place at forty second street. Fitzgerald chooses the lunch between the two to
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