Metaphors and Symbolisms in The Great Gatsby In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many different metaphors and symbolisms to express his point. In this essay the point that I wish to make is how Fitzgerald uses colors to develop image, feelings, and scenery depiction to let the reader feel the emotions and other aspects being portrayed in that particular part in the book. Like every other essay one must address the major points that will be addressed. This essay suggests the hopefulness of Nick's venture in the East and of Gatsby's dream to win Daisy. Fitzgerald uses the colors of white and green as suggestions of future promise.
However, by describing her love for R. Browning like this she is positioning the reader to realize the intensity of their relationship. In closing, both ‘The Great Gatsby’ and the E. Browning sonnets are reflective of the time period in which they were written. ‘The Great Gatsby’ portrays the American Dream and its decline, social classes and the difference between them, as well as World War I. The Elizabeth Browning Sonnets were written during the Romantic era. This was a period of great change and emancipation, which is unmistakably evident in E. Browning’s sonnets.
The Great Gatsby, The 1920s, and a Drifting Era The decade of the 1920s was a transitional, restless era. Moral values were changed dramatically after the first World War, creating a time in which people were adrift, wandering through life, and wondering what was in their future. This restlessness and drifting feeling that many people experienced throughout the 1920s is skillfully captured by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his 1920s novel, The Great Gatsby. Through his description of landscapes in this novel, Fitzgerald incorporates a floating, unsettled tone, which was the tone of the 1920s. In order to add emphasis to the theme of drifting, Fitzgerald tells his story through the narrative of an unstable drifter, Nick Carraway.
Certain main characters like Daisy Buchannon, Jay Gatsby, and the narrator Nick Carraway are repre... ... middle of paper ... ...emingway are able to enhance the meaning of their work and provide extra credibility and realism into their plot. Fitzzgerald takes a rejection from his life and uses that idea to expand off from to write a social commentary on the corruption of the American Dream by the old-rich of the Eastern United States. Hemingway takes actual events from his life and used that as a basis for the plot of his novel. This enhanced the theme by describing the effect of World War I on Hemingway's generation. Bibliography: Works Cited Baker, Carlos.
To view a time in history as accurately as possible, one must incorporate works created “in period”; things such as books, music and art should be invaluable to the true historian. These things give us a lens through which we can see back into the world of that age. Many critics say that The Great Gatsby read the book as a commentary on American society during the 1920’s; they use the book as a historical reference that tells us what part of society was like. The work The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald conveys a position on the United States in the 1920’s using a myriad of different techniques embedded throughout the novel. The Great Gatsby shows the reader that the 1920’s was a vibrant time, almost too colorful to be real.
After World War I, individuals of America and therefore the authors among them were left enlightened by the consequences of war on their societies. America required a literature that might justify what had happened and what was happening to their society. Writers of America turned to what's currently called modernism these days. The influence of nineteenth Century realism and naturalism and their correct illustration of the life in America and other people was evident in post war I modernism. This paper can attempt to prove this by presenting the essential concepts and of those literary genres, literary samples of every, and create connections between the 2 literary movements.
However Gatsby had already begun his descent to death when Daisy had rejected him. In conclusion this novel is full of literary devices that work and are used in many ways to help the reader interpret the mindsets, thinking, and emotional tone of the novel with three important motifs of materialism, weather and, hope. These three motifs tie into the overarching theme of the pursuit of the American dream and its effect on the morals and actions of the characters within the novel. The Great Gatsby gives a great recount of the times subsequent world war one and the look at the social classes of east egg, west egg and the valley of ashes.
A shift in societal norms such as from a conservative to a progressive focus and personal interests driven by desires for sentimental ideals like love and hope play significant roles in the transformation of an individual, relevant to their era. Authors reflect these social forces through their compositions as free expressions of their concerns, the demise of the American Dream through the change in social discourse. This is pertinent to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, where through the characters of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchannan, he is able to parallel his own relationship. Along with these characters he uses Nick Carraway to mirror the relevant issues and paradigms of the 1920’s. By using Nick as the narrator of the novel, Fitzgerald highlights the development of the characters through the contrast of Nick’s moral values and the alluring influence of the social forces at play.
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the aspects of Realism can be seen in the plot, conflicts, themes and characters. Mark Twain also calls attention to aspects of life through satire, and irony. Being written in time of struggle and strive, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn express the ideals and life experienced by average Americans in the pre – Civil War era. That was a big change in literature. Readers were accustomed to the love stories of William Shakespeare and seasonal metaphors of John Keats.
The way they were affected by the war was quite obvious. The romantic novels started to be realist, optimists became pessimist and there was even a naturalist one, Stephen’s novel “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets”. The first step to understand those writers is to understand Age of Realism. When the literary points are looked at, it seen that the setting, the places and the time the piece takes place, is usually one that writer is familiar with. He had been there before or mostly it was his hometown.