4.03 Developing Theme Thesis Statement F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and The Jelly Bean both use Irony, Foreshadowing, and symbolism to describe how many people’s endeavor to achieve great wealth and class drove people’s decisions in the 1920s. I. Main Idea for 1st Body Paragraph: Irony A. Literary element use and effect in novel 1. Nick’s relationship to Gatsby is an example of irony because Nick tells the story about Gatsby, but he doesn’t like him.
Paul 's mother Hester can be described as bitter at best. She was a pretty woman but that was as far as her beauty went. She did not really love her three children, but felt the need to keep up a sick facade of being a good rich mother. She lived a double life and valued keeping up her social position so much so that she felt the need to have servants despite not having the finances to do so.
Expository Essay Irony can clearly be stated as the use of words that mean the opposite of what we think it means. An example of a story that uses irony is The Cask of Amontillado. Which is about a man named Montresor who believes this other man named Fortunato insulted him. Montresor’s family motto is “no one insults me with impunity”, he feels justified in taking revenge on Fortunato.
In the short story “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving, satire is incorporated in a perfect way. This story is about Tom Walker, who makes a pact with the devil, and ends up lending money at high interest rates. When Tom Walker thinks he is smarter than his customers and does not give more time to one of his customers to pay him back, Tom’s life ends in an instant. Through the use of satire Irving criticizes the institution of marriage and the folly of human nature. Irving criticizes the institution of marriage in many ways throughout the story.
The literary device, tone, is significant in this poem because in a manipulating tone, the Siren lures the men to the island pleading for help. Atwood also uses a wide variety of diction in this poem that develops a sense of humor. Humor is used to suggest that the Siren is deceptive and sarcastic. In the poem, it references “bird suit (12)”, “squatting (14)”, “feathery maniacs (16)”, and “looking picturesque and mythical (15)” and this amusement shows that the Siren is deceitful. It is stated that the Siren will give away the secret of their fatal song when really the trap is the song itself.
Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is led to his demise by his philosophy of idealism that prevents his from accepting reality. Idealism is an outlook that can lead to joy and hope, but reality cannot be escaped forever. By creating a fantasy world filled with illusions, Gatsby is given a false sense of fulfillment that allows him to continuously pursue unattainable goals with optimism. Eventually, the daze of happiness will come to an end, and the idealist will be awakened to the heartbreaks of the real world.
F. Scott Fitzgerald employs an array of techniques to explore illusion and reality. Characterisation is used to demonstrate how people can be skewed by other’s imaginations. To explore the temporariness of dreams, the author uses imagery and pathetic fallacy. Additionally, dreams are proven to be unattainable through the use of symbolism. Fitzgerald utilises Gatsby, to display how hope can turn a reality into illusion, much like Daisy and Tom’s perfect life - due to their money - is an illusion to mask their “vast carelessness” (P. 190).
In the 60’s and 70’s a lot of great music was written, but the war and the drugs were as undesirable as meeting a legend would be fabulous. In “Miniver Cheevy,” Edwin Arlington Robinson criticizes the romanticisation of the past using simply rhymes and a bouncing meter to solidify the absurdity of wasting one’s life away longing for what once was. Robinson begins by introducing the character, Miniver Cheevy, a man who “wept that he was ever born.”
Logan Killicks is an aged man with a cold soul filled with derogatory notions towards women. When he says "You ain’t got no particular place. It’s wherever Ah need yuh. Git uh move on yuh, and dat quick." He is asserting his authority towards Janie.
He is in fact the only jester to abandon his master, Duke Ferdinand by escaping into the woods of Arden. Robert Hill Goldsmith calls his early complaints and vulgar nature as “an attack on the pastoral tradition. Also Chris Wiley comments that Touchstone’s vulgarity and tendency to complain makes the readers dislike him, but Shakespeare created Touchstone to serve as a parodist. For example, in the play, Duke senior compares his life in exile to a vacation. He says, “hath not old custom made this life more sweet/ than that of painted pomp”.
He says she has “gap-teeth, set widely, truth to say...large hips, her heels spurred sharply,”(line 478-483), attributes that men yearned for in a woman. Women dreamed of appearing curvy and having gap teeth so that men would marry them. Therefore, since the Wife posses these attributes it makes her a stereotype for women of this time not a feminist
To commonwealth, the riches are frequently advertised as uncanny extravagance. Yet whether it is displayed through the torn society in which the superficial and frivolous Kardashians abide, or in the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic, The Great Gatsby, wealth comes at a price. Fitzgerald conveys through his novel that beyond luxurious attire and thirty-thousand-dollar champagne, is an underlying truth that catches a glimpse of a world not so prosper. Indicatively, his book follows the story of a young man by the name Nick Carraway, who in the midst of befriending Jay Gatsby, learns the moral decay amongst the wealthy through quixotic goals of love.
Larry Hiibel was arrested and convicted in Nevada state court for failing to identify himself to a police officer who was investigating an assault. Some states including Nevada, has a law that requires a person to tell an officer his name if asked. Larry Hiibel challenged the conviction, claiming it violated his Fourth and Fifth Amendments, the right not to incriminate himself and to be free from unreasonable searches. The state intermediate court and Supreme Court rejected his argument in affirming the conviction. At first when I read this I think that this arrest and conviction violated Larry Hiibel Fourth and Fifth Amendment because he was arrested for the action of remaining silent but in a 5-to-4 opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy,
have it quite as well, however. His father was still alive and well, but left Wes with Mary, and didn’t care to have a relationship with his son. One of the few times Wes interacted with his father was when he went to his Mamie’s house. His Mamie was his father’s mother, and his father just happened to be drunk. Wes Moore, the author, attended a very expensive private school, but he did not try to excel.
Walter Dean Myers used the narrative elements reflective journals/notes to create tension between Steve and what he thought of himself. When they were discussing how Steve’s fears changed as he spent more time in jail waiting for his trial to start Steve said, “The guards terrify me, I started laughing because it was funny. They do things to you in jail. You can’t scare somebody with a look in here.” Pg.97. Walter Dean Myers use of this quote showed that Steve realized that King couldn’t scare him anymore because after he had spent some time in jail he said that there were a lot more real and worse things in jail than King trying to scare him with just a look.