William Hazlitt On The Want Of Money

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William Hazlitt, author of “On the Want of Money,” strengthens his attitude on financial matters through the grammatical strategies of forlorn and sublime diction, cataloging, and continuous syntax structure. These strategies combine to establish Hazlitt’s stance on money as an imperative component of life. The most apparent strategy used is the immense, extended sentence that Hazlitt uses to convey his thesis that money is the key to success and happiness, but not a necessity in life. This enormous sentence mimics the immense struggles that a person without money would have to endure during their lifetime. Hazlitt presents an impoverished person’s obstacles as continuous and a perpetual amount of brutality; there are no breaks for the lower
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