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Analysis of F Scott Ftizgeralds style F Scott Fitzgerald possesses many significant aspects to his writing that should not be overlooked while attempting to imitate his style The short story entitled May Day which takes place after World War I exemplifies Fitzgeralds mastery of distinct characterization May Day expresses Fitzgeralds passion to make his novels and stories as realistic as possible By going into the most minute detail possible whether in a passage or dialogue amongst a few characters he allows the reader to become an equal part of the story Fitzgeralds use of dialogue details and variations in his sentence structure help the reader to become integrated into the story Upon reading his short stories the ability of Fitzgerald to surpass the border between story and real life by bringing so much detail in the already brilliant ideas becomes extremely evident By detailing all of his characters physical traits as well as actions the reader can better understand the sequence of the story and as well as the time period in which it occurs Instead of straight passages Fitzgerald likes to include a lot of dialogue not only to keep the readers attention but also to elaborate on what was taking place throughout the story and give a more in-depth look into the lives of the characters in the story The dialogues enabled the reader to feel as though you were a character in the story Before a dialogue the narrator gives some background information indirectly to enable the reader to follow along with the interaction that is to take place between characters Much of the detail he puts into the story act as a stage direction similar to that of a play For instance in May Day before Fitzgerald goes into a dialogue amongst Edith Henry and Bartholomew he writes a paragraph of background information saying Then she was in a long low room furnished with many desks and hung on
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