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F Scott Fitzgeralds 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 Gatsbys best qualities is Fitzgeralds 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 Gatsbys dream of becoming rich and succesfull in order to impress Daisy is easily believable and is still a quite common dream today Smaller plots such as Tom Buchanans affair with Myrtle are also very realistic and are a common occurrence in every day life From here Fitzerald deepened the story by using realism to entangle these plots Fitzgerald then grew apon these plots by making them all have realistic outcomes such as Gatsbys demise rather than your typical story book endings It is mostly thanks to Fitzgeralds descriptive poetic style of writing that allows him to realistically portray the many plots of The Great Gatsby Fitzgeralds 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 1920s 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
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