Theme Of Personification In The Great Gatsby

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In the day and age of 2017, money makes the world go round. Without money, it's almost impossible to live. People are obsessed! But what happens when the obsession goes overboard in a totally different time period?Just take a look into The Great Gatsby, and you’ll find the answer. The setting of this book takes place in the Roaring Twenties, a time when economic growth swept the nation. In this book, we see the ugly consequences of the obsession with money. With this being said, it can be concluded that the theme is that wealth drives people to commit unethical/immoral actions, and is incapable of completely satisfying anyone. The author illustrates this by using similes, personification, and symbolism.
Similes compare two words using like or as to enhance the reader's experience. In chapter eleven, page twenty-three, the book introduces us to the “Valley of Ashes” by using a simile. The”Valley of Ashes is home to the less fortunate people of the book, such as Myrtle or Mr. Wilson. The book states, “This is a valley of ashes-- a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens.” This simile compares the ashes to wheat. The author uses this simile to make the readers feel the depressing nature of the Valley of Ashes. This piece of evidence suggests that wealth is vital for happiness, supporting the theme mentioned earlier. Another way the author uses similes is when he describes the lavish lifestyle of Jay Gatsby. Fitzgerald writes, “ On
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