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That Day I Wrote About a Great Book I Scarcely Knew At All F Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby imposes the reflection of a decadent and dissolute society from his time to current times Today powerful business executives strive to find meaning in their lives of fast cars and fat paychecks When Fitzgerald opens his work he timelessly and masterfully elaborates upon theme of change As any great author he makes use of complex imagery chooses powerful phrasing and relates these things to the common man by use of figurative language As a form of change Nick claims involvement in that delayed Teutonic migration that he enjoyed so thoroughly that I came back restless Here one can clearly perceive the use of a higher level diction in order to increase the connotation of the overall opinion Fitzgerald expresses this opinion as a sort of sarcasm or irony which perhaps flies over the head of a majority of lower-level readers Figuratively this cynicism serves to further explicate the poorly hidden disgust felt by the author towards his counter-raid of sorts Also exploring change the author states through Nick that his Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe rather than the warm center of the world Fitzgerald literally warrants that Nick has grown uncomfortable with his surroundings while at the same time implies metaphorically by the use of figurative language that Nick no longer possesses a place within his old surroundings His choice of specific expressions equally contrast one another such as warm against jagged center as opposed to edge and world contrasted by universe Under greater scrutiny one may analyze that the image of a warm cheery home greatly contrasts the image of a lone wanderer skirting the edge of a bottomless schism Daisy and Tom join Nick in his changing life as they had spent a year in France for no particular reason in order to drift wherever people played polo
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