The Relationship Between the Frame Narrative and the Story Hes Telling

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The relationship between the frame narrative and the story he’s telling A frame narrative is a story within a story. It can be used by the narrator to explain hidden points within the story, by doing this Fitzgerald makes the Great Gatsby much easier to understand, and as well as the protagonist we get the story from viewpoints of characters that we would not have been able to get without the frame narrative. This is a very effective technique, and it is used mainly by the protagonist. By making the story a frame narrative, Fitzgerald draws the reader into the book considerably, giving it a greater influence on the reader. The Great Gatsby is essentially set up as a frame narrative. Nick Carraway, the narrator, is telling the story of Gatsby. Nick is the protagonist in his communication with the East, and his disappointment with the American dream of success. Gatsby is the main character in Nick's story which makes the Great Gatsby a frame narrative. Gatsby is the protagonist of his own battle to achieve the American dream, which he personifies in Daisy. The tragic end to these dreams leads to the disillusionment of Nick, binding the two stories together at the end. The relationship between the frame narrative and the story he is telling is very crucial in the story, this is as without Nicks frame narrative, the story would not be what it is, and it wouldn’t have the significant impact on the reader as it does. Nicks frame narrative is the main frame Narrative in the story. It draws the reader in considerably, giving the story a greater emphasis of what is going on. Also the Frame narrative uncovers many techniques that Fitzgerald has hidden, for example the eyes of T.J Eckleberg, the personifying of the billboard, the omnipresence within the story and the microcosm that is the Great Gatsby. As the relationship between the frame narrative and the story he is
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