Monday, January 6, 2020

Rhetorical Analysis of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott...

â€Å"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart,† was said by Maya Angelou. Many authors strive to write books that have a purpose, including the author of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald. The author strives to display multiple purposes to readers through strong, sophisticated writing. The purposes Fitzgerald shows in The Great Gatsby include that substance in relationships matters, the truth is important, and that actions have consequences. Fitzgerald executes the purposes successfully by using rhetorical choices such as irony, homilies, simple dialogue, similes, and syntax A recurring purpose displayed by Fitzgerald, to his readers, in The Great Gatsby is the importance of substance in relationships. Through the relationships-whether platonic or romantic-between characters he shows that there really isn’t much of a relationship at all if there isn’t substance as a foundation. Substance ra nges from developing a real relationship or simply just knowing someone’s name. The importance of substance in a relationship was show when Jordan Baker told Nick Carraway, the narrator, her opinion on parties. She said she likes bigger parties more than small parties and that small parties are â€Å"so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy† (Fitzgerald 49). This quote from Jordan shows that rhetorical choice of irony. This rhetorical choice furthered Fitzgerald’s purpose, because most will agree thatShow MoreRelatedDreams And Failure Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald1022 Words   |  5 Pageswith [one’s] dream.† Several characters in Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby become encumbered by their dreams and unable to act on reality as it is. The Great Gatsby himself, was the most prominent victim of â€Å"shedding his humanity and becoming a manipulator rather than a participator in events† (Steinbrink). His vision of recreating his past love affair with Daisy narrows his mind to only see things affecting this â€Å"single dream† (Fitzgerald 124). This limitation of his mind is only basedRead MoreTruman Capotes In Cold Blood1591 Words   |  7 Pageswhich an event is reported using traditional literary and rhetorical conventions to expose broader truths concerning humanity as a whole without going astray from the truth (â€Å"Nonfiction Novel†). Capote had long felt that journalism could expose broader truths concerning the human condition that fiction could not, as Capote explains in this excerpt from Inge’s Truman Capote: Conversations: I’ve always had the theory that reportage is the great unexplored art form. I mean, most good writers, good literaryRead MoreStudy Guide Literary Terms7657 Words   |  31 Pages AP Literary and Rhetorical Terms 1. 2. alliteration- Used for poetic effect, a repetition of the initial sounds of several words in a group. The following line from Robert Frosts poem Acquainted with the Night provides us with an example of alliteration,: I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet. The repetition of the s sound creates a sense of quiet, reinforcing the meaning of the line 3. allegory – Where every aspect of a story is representative, usually symbolic

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