A Literature Review of the Novel The Great Gatsby in China

Wenjing WANG


The novel The Great Gatsby has been accepted after experiencing the flexural process in China. The study about it mainly focuses on the topic about disillusion of American Dream, the unique narrative style of the novel, the arrangement of the first-person narrating spokesman, the arrangement of the different narrative levels, the linguistic feature of the novel and the use of symbolism from the angle of comparison between English and Chinese to have a rhetoric reading for different translation versions with the generalized rhetoric knowledge and the relative translation theory.


Literature review; American dream; Narrative strategy; Symbolism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/7974


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