There is a slight correlation with Tom Buchanan. Blue brings up feelings of coolness and masculinity, two traits Tom possesses. Tom owns a blue coupe (133), and Myrtle, his mistress, wears a blue dress when Nick first meets her (28). The main use of yellow finds itself in description of Gatsby’s car, which infamously kills Myrtle Wilson. The yellow, other than being a joyful color (and quite unusual for an automobile) is an off-gold hue which stands even more as an example of the juxtaposition of wealth and misery.
"brought with him a reputation for literature, science and a happy talent of composition. Writings of his were handed about" (David Colbert, Page 79) This goes to show that Thomas Jefferson was thought very highly off that he was asked to write the Declaration of Independence. It shows he was a hero as his thoughts and writing were the starting point
Benjamin Franklin was an early pioneer in self improvement and self awareness because he had the courage and humility to look at himself in a different perspective, to find flaws and make an attempt to correct them through his scheme for moral perfection. Franklin succeeded in applying his scheme for moral perfection and this is evident because his achievements, accomplishments as well as reputation as a whole are still being held in high regard among people all over the world, even today. It seems Benjamin Franklin's legacy is still influencing generations of Americans as we continue to learn about his life, inventions, and decisions he made as an early American politician. Benjamin Franklin was a great American who strived to improve himself and the world around him and as a result his life continues to inspire people all around the globe who seek moral
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” (Churchill). Irving was a very successful writer in his time and still well known today. Washington Irving is firmly planted into the tapestry of American literature because of his use of mood and symbolism in his short story, “The Devil and Tom Walker”. Washington Irving was born in New York City in 1783. Irving had a knack for making up authors for stories he created.
F. Scott Fitzgerald is famous for his use of color symbolism in his critically acclaimed novel, The Great Gatsby. Some of the most prominent symbols throughout the novel are the shades of red, which symbolize richness, tastelessness, and death. Fitzgerald strategically places the color red in books, rugs, and rooms in Jay Gatsby’s house in order to symbolize a stain on his moral compass, while simultaneously foreshadowing his inevitable death. To begin with, in the novel, Fitzgerald surrounds Gatsby and his mansion with many different shades of red, such as scarlet, crimson, and pink, each with their respective symbolic meanings. The shade crimson, which is arguably the most significant, is used to symbolize a “crimson stain” existing in Gatsby’s
After the bombings, Dresden was a doom town, it was hard to see its beautiful architecture that was said to be the prettiest in the world. Billy fought throughout the war and stayed by his country's side and this shows his strength. The overall gist of this story is not to show a weak man, but to show someone how the war can make you unstuck in time. Billy isn't able to comprehend what is real and what isn't. In Slaughterhouse-Five the death of thousands of people changed the perception negatively of
It also prepared the Americans for the writing of the Declaration of Independence; one of the most important documents in human history. Thomas Paine’s amazing literary abilities unite the American people against the tyrannical England. The use of various themes in Common Sense exemplifies the contrast of the ethics of the New World, against the oppression of the Old World as the result of using his influential rhetoric; Ultimately producing one of the world’s most significant and successful works of
F. Scott Fitzgerald is considered a wordsmith because he captures the atmosphere of the era his novel is set in and developed a writing style all his own. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing style consists of connecting ideas and beautifully elaborate sentences. His novel the Great Gatsby, in particular demonstrates his ability as a word smith. He is able to tell a compelling story in a relativity short amount of pages (quality over quantity) and draw his readers into America during the roaring twenties. As a result, the Great Gatsby is deemed a literary classic that has been reproduced multiple times.
The novel of mice and men by John Steinbeck is a timeless classic. whether it is friendships or whatever else there is something for everyone to relate to. In the book the main characters George and Lennie who are best friends and travel together make the theme the most evident. The theme that is the wanting of the american dream. This theme is the most relatable theme of the story by far.
Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most iconic people of the 20th century. One of the reasons Martin Luther King Jr. was such a great and influential revolutionary in the context of civil rights is because of his mastery of ethos, pathos, and logos. Even today when mentioning King’s name in a conversation commands respect which shows just how great of a character he was, which demonstrates ethos. King also had the ability to connect emotionally with people of all different races and could easily be seen as an embodiment of the civil rights movement. Last, but not least King demonstrated logos through his words, he was a very well educated man who articulated himself well and could appeal to logic with ease.