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4.03 Mohamed Gadir 04-29-18 Compare Essay F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” and Langston Hughes “Harlem” both utilize symbolism, imagery, and Irony to show that money isn’t the biggest most important force in our lives. In both pieces of literature, the use of symbolism is everywhere. First in “the Great Gatsby” there were two instances in which I chose to use. The Green light was the most outstanding use of symbolism, it represents the distance between Gatsby and his love. It shows how much he longed for her and he thought money was the answer to get her. The next example would be the colors and what they represent in the story. Although it may be obvious the color for wealth was gold, the color for innocence was the color white. Also, the color grey represented lifelessness such as the valley of ash. In the poem “Harlem” symbolism was used to represent dreams as a raisin and sores and how they come to be. These two works are similar because of the way they use symbolism to convey a message. “Throughout the 1920s, the U.S
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