Echoes of Byronism in The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald


  • Zoya Chaudhry Lecturer Institute of English Studies, University of the Punjab
  • Rabia Zaheer (late) Assistant Professor Former Head of English Department, Kinnaird College


The study endeavors to highlight echoes of Byronism in Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald is considered representative of his era but this study carves his niche beyond time and age. The research traces the common thread of aesthetics in Fitzgerald and Byron through The Great Gatsby and also marks its evolution through the novel’s textual analysis to mark the predominant traces of Byronic features embedded in the subtext. It specifically focuses on the characterization, symbolism, and imagery of the book to archive evident streaks of Byronism. Furthermore, the study aims to establish the stance that the two writers meet at a common juncture of philosophy.