Theme Of Syntax In The Great Gatsby

1142 Words5 Pages
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. He was the author of The Great Gatsby and was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and died on December 21, 1940 in Hollywood, California. Fitzgerald published the book The Great Gatsby on April 10, 1925, among other books like The Other Side of Paradise, another of Fitzgerald’s successes when living which permitted him to marry the woman he loved. Although The Great Gatsby was not much of a success during his time it became a very popular novel that appropriately portrayed the Jazz Age also known as the Roaring Twenties later in time. The author’s purpose for the book was to inform and at the same time entertain the audience of what the Jazz Age was mainly about and peoples…show more content…
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses syntax in the quote, “But there was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding. He literally glowed; without a word or a gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room.” (Fitzgerald, 95) because of the beginning of the second sentence which states “He literally glowed…” we can conclude that Gatsby is eager and joyful to have been reunited with his love; Daisy, once again after five years of being separated. Another example is “The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard—it was a factual imitation of some Hôtel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool and more than forty acres of lawn and garden. It was Gatsby’s mansion.” (Fitzgerald, 7) syntax is used in this sentence by describing Gatsby’s home and comparing it to some Hôtel de Ville in Normandy, which reveals how wealthy Gatsby is, and how much luxuries he can afford. The second sentence is a direct sentence that states who the owner of the mansion is, and its Gatsby, Mr. Gatsby. Finally, Fitzgerald uses syntax in The Great Gatsby in the quote, “Every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrived from a fruiterer in New York—every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his back door in a pyramid of pulpless halves.”…show more content…
The quote; “You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.” (Fitzgerald, 99) in The Great Gatsby is an example of connotation because this is a typical green light, but to Gatsby this green light represents hope to achieve his dream, his dream to reunite with Daisy once again. Another example of connotation is when Nick goes to visit Daisy in her house and meets Jordan for the first time, the novel talks about the color white, and many objects in the house being white such as Jordan’s and Daisy’s dresses and the curtains being white, the color white in The Great Gatsby represents false innocence (Fitzgerald, 10). Lastly, The Great Gatsby represents connotation through the colors yellow and gold, the color yellow represents new money, or money that is corrupt and the color gold represents the old money, those born into money. For example Gatsby’s car is yellow, and Gatsby is part of the new money, the newly wealthy, and the way he did this was by being corrupt and being a bootlegger. An example of the gold color in The Great Gatsby is in the statement “It was dark now, and as we dipped under a little bridge I put my arm around Jordan’s golden shoulder and drew her toward me and asked her to dinner.” (Fitzgerald, 86) because Jordan is an example of someone born into money, they are considered the old
Open Document