Proceedings of the First International Seminar Social Science, Humanities and Education, ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

Research Article

Plot of Fitzgerald’s the Great Gatsby

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306660,
        author={Ni Gusti Ayu Widiantari and I Nyoman  Kardana and AA Ngrh Dharma Prima Sugihantara},
        title={Plot of Fitzgerald’s the Great Gatsby},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar Social Science, Humanities and Education, ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISSHE},
        year={2021},
        month={4},
        keywords={plot; style; the great gatsby},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306660}
    }
    
  • Ni Gusti Ayu Widiantari
    I Nyoman Kardana
    AA Ngrh Dharma Prima Sugihantara
    Year: 2021
    Plot of Fitzgerald’s the Great Gatsby
    ISSHE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306660
Ni Gusti Ayu Widiantari1, I Nyoman Kardana1,*, AA Ngrh Dharma Prima Sugihantara1
  • 1: Universitas Warmadewa Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
*Contact email: ikardana@yahoo.com

Abstract

This study aimed at analyzing the plot structure and the style used in the novel The Great Gatsby. The theories applied are Freytag’s Technique of the Drama written by Gustav Freytag (1896) and supporting theory entitles How to Analyze by Kenney (1966). The method used in this study is a descriptive qualitative, which aims at analyzing and collecting data from some referential books, website, library and other data sources that were useful for the analysis. The source is in the form of a novel that was taken from The Penguin Book: The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald. As a result of analysis, it shows that there are five structures of the plot (i) exposition is when the narrator introduces the setting that is in New York, West Egg and East Egg, the main characters like Jay Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, and the Narrator Nick. (ii) the conflict happens when Tom and Gatsby argue in the hotel. (iii) the climax happens when Daisy kills Myrtle by Gatsby’s car. (iv) failing action is when Gatsby killed by George Wilson, (v) the end of the story is when there is no one attend Gatsby’s funeral and Nick moves back to West Egg. Briefly, the style used by F. Scott Fitzgerald uses adjectives in order to create romantic sensation and visualize the story and also imagery to engage all five of the reader's senses so that they cannot only see, but hear, smell, taste, and feel what the characters are experiencing.