Gatsby’s relationship with time is a major focal point in the plot. He wishes to erase five years from not only his life, but also his lover Daisy Buchanan. When Nick, the narrator, tells Gatsby he cannot repeat the past, his response is very symbolic in that it shows the irony behind Gatsby’s fate. Gatsby quotes, “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!”(110).
However Gatsby had already begun his descent to death when Daisy had rejected him. In conclusion this novel is full of literary devices that work and are used in many ways to help the reader interpret the mindsets, thinking, and emotional tone of the novel with three important motifs of materialism, weather and, hope. These three motifs tie into the overarching theme of the pursuit of the American dream and its effect on the morals and actions of the characters within the novel. The Great Gatsby gives a great recount of the times subsequent world war one and the look at the social classes of east egg, west egg and the valley of ashes.
The major areas I am looking at are the evolution or the piece, from beginning to end, what the major sections of the book are and how they flow together, and how this work is and isn’t a conventional narrative. In constructing “ The Unredeemed Captive,” John Demos uses many styles of writing. One of the most pronounced styles used in this book is an argumentative style of writing. John Demos argues many points throughout the book and makes several contradictions to topics discussed previously in the work. John Demos also uses several major themes in the book, suck as captivity, kinship, negotiation, trade, regional and national development, and international relations.
Hawksmoor - There are many puzzling features in this novel - Discuss three in detail, looking at the way they are communicated. 'Hawksmoor' as a novel is on the whole, puzzling. As it is a detective story, Peter Ackroyd uses different techniques of involving the reader in his plot so that even if the beginning is not fully understood, we have to go on reading it just to see what happens next. These different features, for example, the juxtaposition of the time periods between the chapters; the post-modernistic aspects of Ackroyd's writing; and the conflicts between reality and fiction all make the novel puzzling. Time in this novel is very confused, with two time periods (the modern day and the eighteenth century) being juxtaposed in alternate chapters throughout the novel.
Daisy loved Gatsby and then he was sent off to war. Jordan told Nick that Gatsby wanted Nick to set up a get-together for him with his long lost love, Daisy (Baker). Nick agreed. He held the reunion at his house, but did not tell Daisy about Gatsby. Gatsby decorated Nick’s residence with a bunch of flowers to impress Daisy (Fitzgerald 84).
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald introduces his readers to very unique and dramatic characters that capture the audience's attention right from the start. The three main characters; Tom, Daisy, and Jay Gatsby are the main focus of this novel. Gatsby wants to reconcile his desire for Daisy, but it is possible that it cannot be done because she remains the object of competing visions. Fitzgerald uses the motif of visions throughout his novel, using the vision of the American Dream, the vision of class, and the vision of the past and the future. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald presents three main motif of visions; the American Dream, class, and past and future.
Poe wants his readers to feel the situation the narrator is in, “I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings… when I had made an end of these laborers, it was 4 o’clock – still dark as midnight” by using descriptive words and an elaborate setting to simulate the narrators experience. Detailed words are also extremely important in creating this type of suspense, as well as the time of day. The time of day, in this case, describes that it is almost morning, which helps the reader understand the exact place and accurate times to feel like a part of the story. Setting also helps the reader create an image of the setting in the reader’s mind. Without setting, there would be no way to create suspense and no way to involve the reader.
One of the moments that Jay holds ever dear to his heart is a kissed he shared with her one autumn night, “Then he kissed her. At his lips ' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete” (111). This is the kind of memory that Gatsby is addicted to, and won’t stop at anything to reachieve. After a party at Gatsby’s, Nick discussed with him about his infatuation with Daisy, "I wouldn 't ask too much of her," I ventured. ‘You can 't repeat the past” (110).
Symbolism plays an important role in any novel of literary merit. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbols to portray events, feelings, personalities and time periods. Throughout the narrative, Fitzgerald uses strong contrasting symbols such as West Egg and East Egg. His superior use of other predominant symbols such as color and light are also evident throughout the novel. The story begins as the narrator, Nick Carraway, describes his arrival to West Egg.
Authors of every piece of literature incorporate symbols into their works in order to suggest deeper meanings and themes. Often, these symbols provide crucial points which express particular ideas and perspectives. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s use of symbolism is significant in that it further addresses underlying meanings and conveys more dimensions of characters. Such symbols may frequently be overlooked; however, when taking an in depth approach in analyzing their significance, much can be discovered of the novel’s themes and characters. Through the symbolism of white, the green light, and the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg, Fitzgerald communicates to readers elemental themes of disillusionment and the American dream.