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The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgeralds use of language and symbolism forces readers to interpret different events in different ways as well as think about what they have read He builds his characters in a way which causes most readers to form similar opinions of them creates complex relationships between the characters as well as uses descriptive language which forces us to construe events in our own way instead of simply listening to recounted proceedings Fitzgeralds personal opinions on issues of the time also come into the novel without disturbing the flow of the story The Great Gatsby is not merely a recount of events but also a rich source of language and symbolism with a clever development of characters and their relationships One of the most obvious and important parts of Fitzgeralds novel is his introduction of Nick and ascertaining Nicks place as the just and trustworthy storyteller Fitzgerald deliberately creates an element of trust from the start of the novel through quoting Nicks fathers advice warning him against being judgmental Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone just remember that all the people in the world havent had the advantages youve had Nick then proceeds to say that he is now inclined to reserve all judgment but that it can often be difficult and he questions his own honesty Fitzgerald has also ensured that Nick is in several ways the middle man of the book he comes from a middle class background which is neither new or old money he has an equilibrium of character which is neither the rough blunt nature of Tom Buchanan or the more subtle and evasive nature of Gatsby he is the listener of the book who attempts to find out all the facts before making judgement Another key aspect of F Scott Fitzgeralds writing is his use of symbolism as an underlying meaning to the text An example of this is can be seen when the description
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