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Comparison/ Contrast Literary Analysis OutlineThesis Statement: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsbyand 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 1stBody Paragraph (Choose a literary element used in both texts.) SymbolismA.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 2ndpiece 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 ofthe 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 andwould even go as far as abandoning moral to reach these goals.