The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
"The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" as Satire
"The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" may be a fun fantasy story, but it's also a major critique of American history and American values. One of the early tip-offs is Percy's explanation that his family...
Religious and Mythological Allegory
"The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" is full of religious allusions, both explicit and implicit. To begin with is the dichotomy between John's hometown, Hades or Hell, and Percy's home, which in contra...
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