Scott Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and he was one of the greatest American writer of the 20th century. He was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He wrote many notable novels in his career, and one of them is Great Gatsby. It was published in April 20, 1925. Great Gatsby is a story of the hopeless love between a man and a woman in early 1920's. Fitzgerald shows the difference between lower class and upper class people in the novel. He represents the 1920s as an age of decayed social and virtuous values, by showing sarcasm, greediness, and bare search of desire. .
In this novel, Fitzgerald produces many literary devices. One of the device he used is characterization. The main characters of this novel are Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan and Jordan Baker. Nick Carraway is the narrator of the story and is a protagonist. He is from Minnesota and he came to West Egg, to learn bond business. Nick is an honest and a brave guy who attended Yale University after graduating from high school. In 1917, he was sent to France, when the United States entered the Great War in order to fulfil his military service. Nick's cousin, Daisy Buchanan lives in East Egg, and is also a character of this play. He observes a lot around him. He is there during every incident that happens in this novel. James Gatz is another protagonist of the novel known for Jay Gatsby. He is from North Dakota, born into poor farming family. He worked at finish industry and later he went to St. Olaf College. He dropped out from the college because of his imagination of being different from other. He also served in the Great War. Later he met the character Dan Cody who is a wealthy copper tycoon. He teaches Gatsby to earn money illegally and changed his name to Jay Gatsby. He lives an extravagant life but he is an unhappy person betrayed by the love of his life, Daisy. After earned all money Daisy wanted him to have, he moved to West Egg.