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F S Fitzgerald is regarded as the spokesman of the American Jazz Age He uses the almost perfect language skills to describe the typical riotous atmosphere of that age His works are famous for their poetic language neat and firm underlying structures unique narrative techniques and so forth Here I just take The Great Gatsby as an example to illustrate his unique narrative techniques Directness and simplicity are the main characteristics of this novel but the techniques of using the scenic construction of making Nick as the story-teller of the uncommon chronology of the story make the readers feel the novel ten times longer than the original text Still Fitzgerald uses other narrative techniques such as the detailed description contrast narrating from a multiple point of view and so on The heart-shocking power and beauty of this novel mainly lie in its scenic construction We all know that dramas are very neatly and firmly structured in order to expose and solve all the conflicts in a limited period of time If a novel wants to have this structural basis it should be written like a play with some links through the different scenes in order to get an impression of completeness The most striking narrative merit of this novel is this unique construction and Fitzgerald himself spoke of it as a dramatic novel The central character of The Great Gatsby is clearly Gatsby himself and the chapters of this novel are a series of dramatic scenes each illuminating some new aspect of his character and situation Each scene to use Jamess metaphor is a lamp illuminating a central object and it is this object which must remain readers primary concern The scenes are usually parties in the typical atmosphere of the 1920s Chapter 1 is built around the dinner party at the Buchanans at which the story-teller Nick Carraway discovers the subtle charm and the inner corruption of Daisy and of the American
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