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Essay | The Great Gatsby and Turn of the Screw: A Comparison

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The Great Gatsby and Turn of the Screw: A Comparison

Summary: Compares and contrasts Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and James's "The Turn of the Screw." Examines common themes and symbolism. Observes how major characters reflect their surroundings.
The insightful symbolism in Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and James's "The Turn of the Screw," reflect the characters and their surroundings.

Although the short stories seem entirely different, the elaborate use of symbols links the stories together. Both deal with the idea of corruption revolving around the characters. Fitzgerald illustrates this with the association of Daisy's name. Like the white and yellow flower, she is seen as pure and innocent. Despite her angelic appearance, at the core, she is tainted with deception and corruption. She refuses to accept responsibility for Myrtle's death and is infatuated with wealth and status. She was introduced into the story wearing white, appearing innocent, but her true "colors" reveal that she is just as arrogant and greedy as Tom. James uses the ghosts as symbols that represent the governess herself. The thought that the ghosts...

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