Summary and Info
This study contains two parts. First, we will argue that NYC did not corrupt the characters presented in the novel. Second, we’ll show the writing techniques that F. Scott Fitzgerald employed to depict his characters and their environment. The Great Gatsby will endure simply because F. Scott Fitzgerald created a literary archetype: Jay Gatsby. While many great writers achieve temporary fame, only writers who invent archetypes will endure eternal fame, and in this respect Jay Gatsby will join the pantheon of heroes where we find: Heathcliff, Tarzan, Holly Golightly, Lolita, Mr. Darcy, Gregor Samsa, and Holden Caulfield—among others.