Examples Of Figurative Language In The Great Gatsby

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Romantic novels interested in occupying the mind of young adults have always made their way into classic literature. Through the voice of Nick Carraway, the audience witnessed an account on the heated in chapter seven. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald uses figurative language, tone, and selection of detail to create an aesthetic impact on the audience. With attention to figurative language, Fitzgerald uses hyperboles and metaphors to describe Daisy’s shallow and selfish character. While everyone is drinking their refreshments of cold ale, Daisy started with, “‘ What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon?’ cried Daisy, ‘ and the day after that, and the next thirty years?’” (Fitzgerald 118). Her statement proves how caught up she is with herself as she prioritizes future events. This woman does not care about anything but …show more content…
Exposition is used in a way that background information was given on Daisy and Tom’s relationship. Gatsby wants Daisy to confess her feelings for him and only him until Daisy exclaims, “‘Even alone I can't say I never loved Tom,’ she admitted in a pitiful voice. ‘It wouldn’t be true’” (Fitzgerald 133). This statement proves why Daisy never left Tom, no matter how much she loved Gatsby. Although Gatsby is still clinging onto Daisy, she is no longer in love with just him. Consequently, Gatsby realizes Pamela will be a constant reminder of the past as Daisy explains to him, “‘She doesn’t look like her father...She looks like me. She’s got my hair and shape of the face’” (Fitzgerald 117). Pamela is untouchable to all except Daisy and Tom. It was already heart-rendering that Gatsby loved a Daisy from the past, but now Daisy has a daughter who cannot be separated from the Buchanan’s. Gatsby is a character who is stuck in his previous life with Daisy not realizing that life is long