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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Drama, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Great Gatsby is told in the first-person point of view, from the perspective of Nick Carraway.


The Great Gatsby is told primarily in the past tense, although Nick Carraway sometimes speaks directly to the reader in the present tense.

About the Title

The title, The Great Gatsby, acknowledges Gatsby's great wealth and local celebrity but hints at the verbal irony that much of Gatsby's "greatness" is phony.


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