The Great Gatsby

author's style

What is the author's style in chapter 2?

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Fitzgerald centers upon the reliable, often flat, character of Nick to explore the bigger themes in this book. Through the eyes of Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald uses heavy symbolism as a stylistic element to convey the intensity of meaning and mood. Consider Gatsby's towering almost gothic-like mansion. It looms large through the whole book yet is made on the illusions that Gatsby has built around success and his obsession with Daisy. There is also the stylistic green light that beckons Gatsby to fulfill a dream that has no substance to it. He grabs at the light and there is nothing just as he grabs at his illusions of Daisy.