4.03 Developing Theme copy.docx - Comparison Contrast Literary Analysis Outline Thesis Statement F Scott Fitzgerald\u2019s The Great Gatsby and T.S

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Comparison/ Contrast Literary Analysis Outline Thesis Statement: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland utilizes figurative language, symbolism, and imagery to develop the theme of corruption and decay of life caused by greed and desire. I. Main Idea for 1 st Body Paragraph (Choose a literary element used in both texts.) Symbolism A. Literary Element use and effect in novel Fitzgerald uses symbolism of color to represent things like greed, unattainable dreams, blinding hope, and moral decay. 1. Specific example: “Now it was a gain a green light on a dock.” 2. Specific example “ and gave ear to two girls in twin yellow dresses who stopped at the foot of the steps,” B. Literary Element use and effect in 2 nd piece of literature Eliot uses symbolism to suggest the idea that there is a corruption or curse that is afflicting the people. He also uses it to give of the idea that something that could benefit the people could also harm them. 1. Specific example “Fear death by water.” 2. Specific example “Is your card, the drowned Phoenician Sailor, (Those are pearls that were his eyes.,” C. Relation of This Literary Element to the Theme 1. Details from primary/ secondary source The use of symbolism shows that those who seeked wealth (American Dream) or interacted with wealth were often fake and would even go as far as abandoning moral to reach these goals.

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