Modernism in Fitzgerald's the Great Term Paper

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"(Fitzgerald, 2) the image of personality, the "self as process" (Bloom, 189), parallels that of reality as process. Gatsby's own character is for its most part invented, dreamed up into reality, according to a plan he had made when he was nineteen. Fitzgerald's novel is thus an extremely subjective vision of the world, in which the author has a very important voice. As in all modernist novels, reality is obliterated by the artistic and scientific constructions. Fitzgerald tells the story of the American Dream, and the blind belief in idealism. As Breitwieser explains, Fitzgerald's intention is to define the modernist tendency of disconnecting from the real and dissolving into the artistic and the relativist view, just like in the jazz piece Nick listens to at Gatsby's party: "terminating expression, dissevering the conduit that makes things really real" (Breitwieser, 370)

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Breitwieser, Mitchell. "Jazz Fractures: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Epochal Representation." American Literary History. 3 (2000): 359-81

Bloom, Harold, ed. Gatsby. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1991.

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Works Cited

Barrett, Laura. "Material without Being Real: Photography and the End of Reality in 'The Great Gatsby.'"

Studies in the Novel. Vol. 30(4) 1998, p. 540-555.

Breitwieser, Mitchell. "Jazz Fractures: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Epochal Representation." American Literary History. 3 (2000): 359-81

Bloom, Harold, ed. Gatsby. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1991.

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