The Great Gatsby: Realism

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been labelled a masterpiece, and
perhaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. In order to be revered as a
classic, a novel must have one or more qualities that place it above the rest.
One of The Great Gatsby's best qualities is Fitzgerald's incredible use of
realism. This realism is evident in the development of plot, setting, and
characters throughout the novel.

The Great Gatsby is well known for its deeply entangled plots and sub-plots. At
first Fitzgerald used realism to develop these plots by choosing plots that
would be beleivable to readers. For example, the main plot of "The American
Dream" (Jay Gatsby's dream of becoming rich ...

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style of writing that allows him to realistically portray the many plots
of The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald's realistic construction and development of plot
is extremely dependant apon the setting of the novel in which it take place.

F. Scott Fitzgerald uses realism to clearly depict the setting of the Great
Gatsby. This incredible use of realism could be mostly due to the fact that
Fitzgerald lived during the time of the novel, and by using great detail, he was
able to reproduce his interpretation of the 1920's. At this time the Great War
(WW1) had just ended and the United States was becoming as dominant world power.
The novel takes place during the summer in New York as Nick Carraway has just
moved to persue a career in the bond business. This is a very realistic setting
because just after World War 1 the eastern United States were flourishing with
people and business. As depicted in The Great Gatsby, during the 1920's jazz
music was all the rage. Large, fancy ...

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