An Analysis of The Great Gatsby
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Secondly, the characters are put in situations that show the reader some greater truth than a surface glance offers. This is the purpose of the action in the story, to extend our understanding of the characters. Finally, the author offers vivid imagery throughout the novel to add to the meaning of the theme. While it takes these things in combination to create the message, The Great Gatsby is primarily a character-driven novel, with the other factors present to enhance the meaning of the actions of the characters.