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Rhetorical Analysis The Great Gatsby

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In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author uses many differnt retorical devices to add a personal flare to his work. He uses diction, symbolism, and irony to adress many different themes. These themes include Materialism, The American Dream, and includes a sharp and biting ridicule on American society in the 1920’s. The main point of Fitzgerald, arguement is one where he sharply criticizes the Society of the time. The first them addressed is symbolism. In chapter 7 it is addressed “like silver items washing down their white dresses”. Here it is seen how Fitzgerald compares two characters to idols, making them synomous with a symbol of materialism. This addresses his audience, and the time period of the Roaring 20’s.
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