Essay: Characterization

Fitzgerald is one writer who knew how to develop the characters in his works. Many of his characters depicted what society was like at the time and how he personally viewed it. He had particular molds in which he shaped his characters in almost all of his works in order to convey a particular message to society.

Fitzgerald also utilizes characterization, sometimes with a little help from employing symbolism and imagery, to try and evoke certain feelings in the reader. For instance, the following quote from The Great Gatsby arouses the feelings of sympathy for Gatsby, one of the main characters in the text:

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