"The value of reading a text closely is that you can see what the writer is doing- how he or she has used structure or setting or characters or a particular point of view or some aspect of language to direct the reader's response."
Show how the writer has used one or more of these to direct your response in The Great Gatsby.
In the novel The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald shows a clear
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a man who has died while in pursuit of something worthy, as unattainable as it may have been. This is a far more pleasing response then the only possible alternative. That is, to support Tom Buchanan, a man who only has a shallow nature and a sense of superficiality after achieving a dream so far twisted by society that it does not represent at all the original, honourable dream put forward by Thomas Jefferson in 1766.