The Vagueness in The Great Gatsby

Saisai HUANG


There is a certain vagueness in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The story relies much on implicit language packed with suggested meaning rather than realistic description. And the outlines of the hero Gatsby remain dim throughout the story. Nick as the narrator keeps a distance from the various events in the story despite his physical proximity to the main characters. What’s more, Gatsby’s pursuit of Daisy is also shrouded in a haze of dream with Daisy as a figure clouded in vagueness. However, the image of Gatsby sticks to reader’s heart as Fitzgerald’s echo to his indefinable aspirations. And all this vagueness does not plague the reader with the awful ambiguity of perception, but rather seeks to excite the reader and to draw the reader within.



The Great Gatsby; Vagueness; Nick the narrator; Pursuit of Daisy

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