Download e-book for kindle: Essays on The Great Gatsby: Is Nick Carraway Gay? Or, Is by Marciano Guerrero

By Marciano Guerrero

This examine comprises components. First, we'll argue that NYC didn't corrupt the characters awarded within the novel. moment, we’ll express the writing concepts that F. Scott Fitzgerald hired to depict his characters and their setting. the nice Gatsby will suffer just because F. Scott Fitzgerald created a literary archetype: Jay Gatsby. whereas many nice writers in attaining transitority repute, in basic terms writers who invent archetypes will suffer everlasting reputation, and during this admire Jay Gatsby will sign up for the pantheon of heroes the place we discover: Heathcliff, Tarzan, Holly Golightly, Lolita, Mr. Darcy, Gregor Samsa, and Holden Caulfield—among others.

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S. ” Edgar Allan Poe opens his short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” with a description of the exterior of Usher’s house, which in effect is the objective correlative of the subjective feelings and sentiments that will grip the characters mentioned in the story: “During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing along, on horseback, through the singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.

Gatsby (on the evidence of the text) dies loving Daisy, the White Bride—not the Dark Destroyer. A White Bride, I will add, that is slow, simple minded, a stutterer, morally depraved, and of arrested development—totally incapable of growth. The French moralist, La Rochefoucauld, writes in maxim 207: “People do not grow mentally after age 25, nor do they grow older mentally. ” Within the realm of the story, Daisy Buchanan is then reduced to another figure in that mass of women who live by the light of prettified disillusions and bitter experience—unworthy of redemption.

Second, we’ll show the writing techniques that F. Scott Fitzgerald employed to depict his characters and their environment. Contrary to what many might believe, New York City despite all its sins and flawed institutions doesn’t corrupt people, but the characters in the novel (Southerners and Midwesterners) reached the Big Apple as adults with their values already formed, stained, and doomed. F. Scott Fitzgerald presents a study of ill-gained wealth and ambition through the prism of pathetic characters for which one cannot find any socially redeeming values.

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