Sonnet Analysis: The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ (1925) by F.Scott Fitzgerald and the sonnet sequence ‘Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning are products of the context they were composed, showing the values and challenges of the age. Both explore through the relationships of the characters the transformative powers of love. Also are a critique and contest the ways of thinking in the society of which they were composed.

Within the conservative structure of Victorian England and her the strict isolation she lived in, Browning’ sonnet sequence explores the ideals of love and its transformative powers. The autobiographical sonnet form conveys the evolving emotions of intense love to disbelief, doubt, to contentment and mutual love towards
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