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The Great Gatsby demonstrates how the Buchanans and Jordan Baker embody the excess of the 1920s- 30s via the use of a variety of language techniques The 1920s- 30s was an era dubbed the Jazz Age and it was a time largely concerned with the American Dream characterised by people having material success as their ultimate goal Through their dialogue a moral rootlessness is expressed It is clearly seen when Daisy speaks of her daughter I hope shell be a fool - thats the best thing a girl can be in this world a beautiful little fool which implies that Daisy has a collapse of principles whereby she does not value such things as intelligence but rather only superficial matters Also it gives the impression that Daisy sees her daughter as an appendage that will not grow up to pursue her own happiness but that of others Furthermore her absurd speech after she is plainly aware of Toms infidelity Theres a bird on the lawn suggests she has a lack of morality The East Eggers are purposeless and stagnant since money has taken care of their needs The rhetorical Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it I always watch for the longest day and miss it shows Daisys aimlessness and exemplifies her shallow personality as it is inane Sadly it also implies that the lives of East eggers are empty because they are unaware that life is passing them by Phrases such as Toms getting profound and He reads deep books with long words juxtaposed with an expression of unthoughtful sadness to signify that Tom is as empty as Daisy Repetition of all scientific further accentuates the said purpose Comparatively the description of Daisy and Jordan Baker as cool as their white dresses and their impersonal eyes denotes them as cold colourless people Authority which often accompanies vast wealth is seen in the Buchanans
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