Rhetorical Devices In The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby – Timed Writing Entry one:- Two rhetorical devices that were used vividly in “The Great Gatsby” were symbolism and the usage of an unresolved subplot. The first is symbolism; Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. The most obvious example of symbolism is the “green light” across the lake. This green light is used as a symbol of Gatsby’s goal, his dream, Daisy, close enough for him to see, yet it’ll always out of reach. The green light is a symbol of his American dream, the thing he spent all his time and effort to achieve, his sole motivation. The green light is described as ‘minute and far away’ which makes it appear impossible to reach. This will prove to be true for Gatsby. The green light also represents society’s desire and the seeming impossibility of achieving the materialistic American Dream. Not only that but Gatsby used to see Daisy as this precious gem that no one could reach and when she fell in love with him, that somehow made him feel the need to become worthy of her in every way…show more content…
“The next day was broiling, almost the last certainly the warmest, of the summer. The hot summer day every women seems to be complaining about begins to display the emotion of Tom as he begins to become aware of Gatsby and Daisy's love affair. The heat also plays a role in the mood that is percieved. Tension and rising trouble between Tom and Gatsby is parallel to the rising heat on this day. Also In Chap. 5 when Nick has arranged a meeting for Gatsby and Daisy, the weather was parallel to the character’s mood; it was raining throughout their meeting, the rain symbolising the worry Gatsby and the tears of Daisy at the start of the chapter, however, when they’re left alone and they are more comfortable with each other the rain stops and the sun reappears; the sun presenting the newly found confidence of Gatsby and re-kindled love between the two focused
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