Similarities Between The Old Man And The Great Gatsby

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Imagery in writing is one of the single most important aspects that an author has to target in his work. Both Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald strengths in writers come in their imagistic style of writing as shown in The Old Man and the Sea, and The Great Gatsby. They both create vivid scenes in the reader's head, however they also show different ways at describing certains aspects in their work. Through their sensory oriented imagistic writing style, readers need to understand the comparisons and differences they use in their descriptions. Each description from them contrast in using different senses targeted to the reader, but how they describe the overall setting can be seen very similarly.
In The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway wastes no time to the reader and starts with these vivid descriptions of the old man. “ The blotches ran well down the sides of his face and his hands had the deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords...everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated” (Hemingway 10). Right off the bat the old man was very vividly described and is stuck into the reader's mind of who the old man is. This very sight set sensory-oriented description sets the scene for the rest of the novel for the reader and is very illustrative example. As the novel continues,
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The main underlying theme that should be know is that descriptions are only descriptions and the reader himself is the only one that can see how they interpret a novel. However imagistic descriptions made by authors allow them to show how they view the story they are trying to tell as Hemingway and Fitzgerald have shown us. Using imagery in writing is what keeps the movie running throughout our