Tom Buchanan And Jay Gatsby
There may be no easier work in which to explore these sorts of influences than in the American masterpiece known as The Great Gatsby. The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, admitted that he wrote the novel to make an accurate record of the period known as the Jazz Age. He wrote it while the Jazz Age was still very much alive, and this means that almost everything found in the work is a comment on the world at that time. This book follows two main characters: Tom Buchanan And Jay Gatsby and the relationship that ensues between the two of them.
Writers will frequently use time or a sequence of events to tell their tales. They don’t always follow the linear path the time does, however. For example, in The Great Gatsby, the story takes place over a single summer, but the reader is bounced around from various locations and times without losing track of the storyline, thanks to the author’s expert abilities. The Great Gatsby, however, actually uses a disordered sequence of events to tell the tale, but this works well because Fitzgerald narrates them in a clear and concise way without trying to remind the audience where they are at that particular point of time.
You should consider drafting a timeline for any story and deciding whether the tale should be linear or if it is safe to bounce around a bit to demonstrate the significance of single or multiple events in the story. It is also possible to comment on a literary work by creating some comparisons that might accent or highlight a writer’s beliefs as depicted in the work. Another way we might use specific incidents is to relate them to very abstract or generalized ideas. If we use The Great Gatsby as our example again we can say that the theme of the work has the hero looking backward to a happier and more innocent time in his life, but we can then use a variety of single incidents to show whether Jay Gatsby is as naive or innocent as we are directed to believe him to be.
For instance, we have the general idea that he is involved with organized crime. We are shown a somewhat vague picture of his main criminal connection, Meyer Wolfsheim, and we can then use their exchanges to relate whether Gatsby’s naiveté is as accurate and valid as some other parts of the text would lead the reader to believe. This approach is a bit more abstract, but it still allows the writer to comment on the themes of the work in question.