Fitzgerald tells all through the hopeless Gatsby, idealistic Nick, and ignorant Myrtle. What do you expect? The Great Gatsby portrays the theme of illusion versus reality through the personality and motivations of the characters, their tangled the California Cartel relationships, and powerful motifs and symbols. Fitzgerald also explores point-of-view, what it means to tell a story, and how perspective affect the telling of a story.
Gatsby : Illusion,. Reality, things are not always what they seem. Constantly in life we can be fooled by the metaphorical masks people wear. Reality in The Great, gatsby A confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished, is how Goethe states not to mistake fantasy for reality. As demonstrated in The Great, gatsby, it is shown that illusions are made and kept by those who have money to gain power, for the purpose of manipulating those around them.
Symbols of The Great Gatsby, Great Gatsbys dreams,
Literature is filled with dichotomies, and authors use them to create meaning: light / dark; good / evil; war/ peace; male / female; life / death. They believe in a god or gods and that gives meaning to their lives. Gatsby is pursuing "a transcendent significance outside of society and beyond the notability of history" (Lynn 180). The reason as to why he invents this persona is evident from the beginning of being introduced to his character. Example 2, in learning more about Tom and Daisys relationship we realize that Tom is cruel and violent. The five senses make us feel that the world is real.
Gatsby : Appearance, vS, reality,. Fitzgerald s main representation of illusion is with James Gatz or Jay.