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Difference Between Gatby And The Great Gatsby

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Language is a system consisting of many components. Humanity has used this system for very long time whether it be in a spoken or written form. However, as with anything else in this world, language is susceptible to change. Changes occur in the way we use the English language because words are either added or too behind the times, so they are no longer in use this is common with slang. Other words are simply now archaic. Furthermore, changes happen due to meaning and pronunciation. Literature is evidence of how the English language has changed overtime, take Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (1387) a collection of stories that are written in Middle English. On the other hand, compare it to the modern; This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920) you’ll notice stylistic differences in each literary works. Because of their knowledge writers tend to have a good grasp on the English language. Overall, the intent of this critique is to look at the two novel I selected This Side of Paradise and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest from a linguistic perspective. In detail I will identify and evaluate their use of the English language.
F. Scott Fitzgerald is an esteemed novelist that always made use of the English language in his own distinctive way. Everything from diction to the way he structures the words gave his main characters, particularly Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby), Anthony Patch (The Beautiful and Damned), and Amory Blaine (This Side of Paradise) mind-blowing
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