Fitzgerald uses characterisation to explore the concept hollowness of the upper class. The further through the novel characters such as Tom, Daisy and Jordan are shown more in depth where their true hollow personalities surface, becoming more despised of by readers as they reveal their identities as careless by causing trouble and retreating into their money at Gatsby’s funeral and Myrtles Murder this is the most hollow and empty thing anyone could do. The hollowness of the upper class is highlighted by Daisy and Tom Buchannan whom are from the established class, both coming from a long tradition of wealth strongly believing that the grass is greener on the other side. Their hollow personalities cause them to commit adultery, corrupting their marriage as they desire money and new materialism. This is shown at one of Gatsby’s parties Quote – ‘and if you want to take down any addresses here’s my little gold pencil.’ Tom and Daisy are positioned to
The author’s word choice creates an image in the reader’s mind of how desolate the house’s surroundings are, ultimately contributing to the somber tone. Another example of diction being utilized is shown when Bradbury wrote “angry sparks” and “tenderly crisping,” (Bradbury 3) to describe a fire that has begun
Draft for the essay: In the short story, there will come soft rain ray Bradbury sets a somewhat post-apocalyptic and chaotic mood .He uses different literary devices to help us understand better what the atmosphere of the world is at the time. In there will come soft rain, Bradbury uses personification "The house shuddered, oak bone on bone, its bared skeleton cringing from the heat, its wire, its nerves revealed as if a surgeon had torn the skin off to let the red veins and capillaries quiver in the scalded air.” He uses this as a way to tell the reader about how the world is at this time. He makes the house personified to help us the readers understand the mood of the book. He uses the destruction of the house to create a chaotic atmosphere. He also uses the destruction of the house as way to define the Post apocalyptic mood in which things start getting destroyed.
Those who solely focus on wealth may have completely empty lives. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights the fact that wealthy people have meaningless lives. He does this by using rhetoric that shows the carelessness, materialism, and ironies in their lives. In order to show this, Fitzgerald implements rhetoric and stylistic devices that show the emptiness of the characters throughout his novel that reinforces his theme that if materialism, not God, drives one, one’s dreams and hopes will eventually implode. To support his theme of emptiness, Fitzgerald facilitates ironic rhetoric to show the characters’ emptiness, weakness, and eventual destruction.
Fitzgerald goes into detail in invoking the grotesque scene of America into the mind of the reader. By putting forth the metaphor that “this is a valley of ashes- a fantastic farm” (2), he besets the idea of this is where the detestable conditions spout. The valley of ashes is simply the wasteland of American industry; accordingly, it may sound odd to describe a wasteland as a farm. Any discrepancies of that disappear on further analysis of the comparison, however. Clarity and obviousness arise as you consider the meaning of the statement.
This quote describes how depressing and gloomy the valley of ashes looks. By the author, Fitzgerald, bringing in the valley of ashes to the story, it lets the reader know that the will book will have dark or sad moments in it. The use of the word “ashes” in the valley of ashes entails that it is a place of death and sadness. Later in the book, the valley of ashes would be involved in the death of Myrtle and became the place where the story has its turning point. The valley of ashes also represents the living status of the lower class.
The purpose of John Steinbeck’s passage is to demonstrate the decay of the inner city as the city expands and grows. Steinbeck illustrates his purpose through the use of various rhetorical devices. Steinbeck’s use of imagery helps him achieve his purpose. Throughout the passage, various descriptions of poverty-filled, dirty, and negative images help him show how the inner city is spiraling towards a much harsher, ill city as time goes on. Steinbeck displays his view of the inner city’s decay as he describes previous commercial properties: “...and small fringe businesses take the place of once flowering establishments.” By using the words “fringe” and “flowering,” the reader is easily able to visualize the negative trend of the inner city.
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses weather to comment on the relationships of characters and cities. The Valley of Ashes is a valley of hopelessness everyone who lives there is poor and the sky is alway grey and filled with ashes. For example when the valley of Ashes is described in the beginning of the book (Fitzgerald 23) “This is a valley of ashes—a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air.” This examples gives the city a gloomy mood. The greyness of weather in the valley of ashes represents sin and a sort of impureness because Myrtle cheats on her husband with Tom, and Tom cheats on his wife Daisy. Furthermore the this supports the claim of “The Valley of Ashes” “of the ash heap and its "ash-grey men, who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air" over which the eyes brood changelessly; of George Wilson's despairing mutter as he gazes at the eyes, "You may fool me, but you can't fool God!"
Conclusion It is clear that the negative effects of Wal-Bazaar store openings exceed the advantages of the same; hence, this paper presumes that Wal-Shop store openings make a snowball impact that prompts negative consequences for the economy and society. The foundation of a solitary Wal-Bazaar store could come full circle to the end of the present retailers and decrease work opportunities. By and large, everywhere throughout the US, Wal-Bazaar has brought about malicious consequences for the economy and society of zones it has led its business operations through abuse of its workers, bringing down employees, lowering employment, and the demise of the local franchises, which culminate to urban sprawls in the US. Wal-Mart should adopt a business
In this scene, all of the shots expose trash laying in the background behind the slums and in the rivers surrounding Mumbai. This scene was slightly exaggerated but was necessary to show the viewers the raw details of the environment in which the Indians live. In Sengupta 's second claim, she states how Boyle only captures poverty in one area and fails to represent the whole country; however, despite the fact that Slumdog Millionaire emphasises the poverty present in
The war in Iraq has tremendous results in terms of living conditions, ecology, violence, and human rights. This is what Stephen Lendman exposes in his article. Whether they chose to stay and live in squatter slums, or flee to the neighboring countries, Iraqis are facing bad living conditions, living in poverty and lacking basic services such as sanitation or water. The Golf War has disastrous effects on the environment as well; because of destruction of power and chemical plants, factories, refineries, and water purification facilities, to name but a few, pollution has drastically increase, as well as diseases. Violence has reached a spike and the number of Human rights abuses in Iraq has raised too.
So, because of this we are forced to live in squatter settlements called Hoovervilles (shacks that housed millions of unemployed). The name of the towns was to mock the president for allowing the hardships to last as long and as difficult as the Great Depression was. We associated failures and problems with the name Hoover because his actions certainly did not help our economic problems.
Their names lept into the fire, burning down the years under the axe and hose which sprayed not water but kerosene” (Bradbury page 31) The statement made in the book explains, how Montag felt about burning books and how he felt he was ruining what was once a good world. Guy had found many flaws in the utopian system starting with the way people had used their time while those who did not spend it consumed with a fake world were often seen as strange and peculiar rather than just normal everyday people. Death was normal to the people living in this world which is rather alarming and shows the darkness that underlies in the depressed society, “Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks…” (Pg.27) Clarisse was a friend of Montag 's and was scared of how people are dying and did not want to be killed or become one of the ones killed. Technology is used as an antidepressant rather than just