Fitzgerald creates an invisible line of diversity between them with the symbolism of the areas in which they live in.
Fitzgerald gets across his character by using a chain of words which represent his personality.
Words like “levity” establish his lightness of tone and humour.
However, he sometimes has to make excuses for not listening to others.
This shows honesty in him and how he speaks the truth about himself.
It is introduced to the readers that Carraway is humble, open and receptive because of the philosophy that has been passed down to him from his father.
He seems quite tolerant and reveals a very pleasant personality.
This word as a very strong effect as it has a powerful and emotive vibe or meaning to it, which brings about the idea of contradiction to what Carraway is describing. We get the impression that Gatsby is somewhat pretentious and superficial. Fitzgerald uses this technique for the implication that he is not much more than attractive physical presence at this stage.
Carraway starts of by having an “unaffected scorn” for him, and then begins to say that he is, or was unique.
” This conveys Carraway’s nihilistic statement, giving into the concept of ‘nothingness’.
It is anticipated from the first few paragraphs of the book, that the main theme of the book is Gatsby’s presence and his power of challenging Nick’s outlook on the world.