Literary Devices That Illuminate the "Great Gatsby''s over Arching Message

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Many works of literature deal with political or social issues. Choose a novel or play you read this summer that focuses on a political or social issue. Then write an essay in which you analyze how the author uses the literary elements you read about in htrllp to explore this issue and explain how the issue contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Do not merely summarize the plot. Throughout The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald one social issue that is apparent is the over arching lack of morality by the wealthy. There are a multitude of occurrences in which many of the characters lack a sense or morality. For example, when Gatsby has an affair with Diasy, a married woman. Fitzgerald uses literary devices to express, and weave in the aspects of characters’ immorality. In chapter five Gatsby has Nick invite Daisy over for a meal. Before daisy arrives it is raining outside of Gatsby’s mansion. Fitzgerald could be using the rain as a weather metaphor to express how the outcome of Gatsby’s attempt to win Daisy over is not positive. Rain often conveys a saddening or depressing mood, and while Gatsby awaits his lost love, it is no coincidence that it happens to be raining. Despite the rain, Gatsby waits outside, and when Daisy arrives he invites her in for a meal. At first, the meal scene is awkward, but once Nick leaves Daisy and Gatsby alone they spark conversation and immediately hit it off. When Nick returns Gatsby has arranged for other meetings with Daisy in the future. With out the meal scene, Daisy and Gatsby would have never hit it off and would not have had an affair in the future. The fact that Daisy and Gatsby are intimately spending time together shows a lack of morality on both their parts. For one, it is unconventional and outright wrong to have an affair when you are married, furthermore it is also wrong to ignite an affair with a
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