The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel with loads of allusions to Greek mythology. Fitzgerald uses these allusions in canny ways. It's bizarre how Fitzgerald uses these myths that make the reader feel in tune with the story. There're hundreds of Greek myths but Fitzgerald focuses only on a few; he has a very enigmatic way of using them. Fitzgerald is well known for his technique in using mystical characters and links them to some of his own. In this book he bases some of the characters on to real life people and even some to portray him. Each character is tied into a Greek myth somehow. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald uses three Greek myths in particular throughout his book to describe his wistful characters, the myth of Icarus, the myth of Teiresias, and the myth the Sirens.

The first myth of the book is the myth of Icarus. Icarus is the son of Apollo and he wants to fly the sun chariot because he wants to get

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