Етикет: Fitzgerald

курсова работа F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby – Analysis

One of the most striking stylistic features of the passage is the use of unconventional, unpredictable, often obscure and unexpected epithets contributing to the oeverall atmosphere of wander and mystical premonition – paintless days ; solemn dumping ground; powdery air; move dimly; turkeys bewitched to a dark gold; yellow cocktail music, etc. This surrealistic impression of the setting is heightened by the highly metaphorical style employed by the author. The foregrounded image of the eyes of Dr T. J. Eckleburg is a particularly haunting detail of the text world which is represented against the shifting background and changing context, a trajector – fixed against the transitory events of the novel and alluding to the mutability of human life. „But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paintless days, under sun and rain, brood on over the solemn dumping ground.“ The eyes acting as a vehicle, a physical representatioin of the godly gaze or passive indifference of time, which could be interpreted as the tenor of the metaphor.

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