Imagery: The Great Gatsby

Within the text of The Great Gatsby, many examples of imagery are shown. Imagery is anything that makes the reader imagine a vivid picture in his or her own mind. This is what F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, does well. Fitzgerald impressively use such detail which make his novels all the better. Imagery is throughout this novel such as when the characters are eating brunch, at many of Gatsby's Parties, and at Mr. Wilson's Garage.

Many examples of imagery are shown when the characters meet for brunch. This exact scene shows vivid details, which allow the reader to imagine the surroundings. One example would be when Fitzgerald describes the porch, " a rosy-colored porch open toward the sunset where four candles flickered"( Fitzgerald 16). This creates and shows a scene of elegance how the sun is shining on the porch. Fitzgerald not only shows imagery in this scene but in others also.

Another place imagery is shown in this book is at many of Jay Gatsby's Parties. An example of this would be when Nick Carraway was describing Gatsby's Parties, " The moon had risen higher, and the floating in the sound was a triangle of silver scales (Fitzgerald 51). The example shows the nice calming atmosphere of Gatsby's Parties.

Another example of imagery is, "there was dancing now on the canvas in the garden, old men pushing, young girls backwards in eternal graceless"( Fitzgerald 51). This example allows the reader to image and receive a distinct picture of the dancing at the party.

The scene at Mr. Wilson's Garage is very descriptive. This part of the text shows how dirty and dusty his garage was, and also gives an accurate description of him. An example of this is, " the interior was unproperous and bare; the only car visible was a dust -covered wreck of a ford ( Fitzgerald 29). One more example of Mr. Wilson's description would be, " He was a blonde, spiritless man, anemic and faintly handsome" (Fitzgerald 29). These examples give accurate details of this part of the book.

Throughout this novel, there are clear examples of imagery. One is brunch at Tom and Daisy's House. Another example is at Gatsby's fancy parties. The last example is at Mr. Wilson's Garage. This book was written in such a way, which allows the reader to picture images throughout the book.

Works Cited

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.

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