Wealth

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  • Wealth
    • The Great Gatsby
      • The Consumer Society
        • Cars, Airplanes, Skyscrapers
        • The 21st century is also considered to be a consumer society
          • People will still be able to identify with the novel
          • "We keep growing with great excess" Leonardo DiCaprio - Gatsby in 2013 film
      • "It was a rich cream colour, bright with nickel"
        • Links with money and wealth but also associated with low value
      • Daisy was "gleaming like silver"
        • This simile gives the reader the idea that Daisy is as precious as silver
      • "Her voice is full of money"
        • This metaphor gives the idea that she was born with money so it shows through her voice and so money isn't something that can be separated from the body
          • This is the reason that everyone can tell that Gatsby is "new money"
            • This sort of "new money" wasn't liked by people who were supposedly "old money"
            • "Gatsby lays bare the empty, tragic heart of the self-made man" Lev Grossman
    • Metaphysical Poetry
      • To My Excellent Lucasia, on our Friendship
        • "For thou art all that I can prize"
          • Lucasia is all she needs, doesn't need wealth
        • Katherine Philips was said to have mainly shown her poems to a group of friends
    • Rapture
      • Absence
        • The late 20th century and 21st century seem to be consumed with expensive things
          • Duffy was born into a poor part of Glasgow so would have learnt not to need all these expensive things
          • "Is up to date" Margaret Reynolds
            • Doesn't seem to be up to date with the idea that wealth is quite an important thing in love
              • Duffy was born into a poor part of Glasgow so would have learnt not to need all these expensive things
        • "birds" "bee" "trees" "river" "fish" "butterfly"
          • Constant use of nature imagery, this motif gives the idea that the only thing needed in love is nature and the only that reminds Duffy of her lover is nature
      • Unloving
        • "Winter trees" "Stone" "River"
          • This is another use of nature that shows that even at the end of a relationship they don't need wealth to learn from the relationship
  • Daisy was "gleaming like silver"
    • This simile gives the reader the idea that Daisy is as precious as silver
  • "birds" "bee" "trees" "river" "fish" "butterfly"
    • Constant use of nature imagery, this motif gives the idea that the only thing needed in love is nature and the only that reminds Duffy of her lover is nature
  • Absence
    • The late 20th century and 21st century seem to be consumed with expensive things
      • "Is up to date" Margaret Reynolds
        • Doesn't seem to be up to date with the idea that wealth is quite an important thing in love

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