great gatsby storyboard


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  • "Gatsby stood in the center of the crimson carpet and gazed around with fascinated eyes" (Fitzgerald116).
  • "Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to a rest"(Fitzgerald23).
  • "The eyes of Doctor T.J Eckleburg are blue and gigantic--their retinas are one yard high" (Fitzgerald23).
  • At this time, Gatsby and Daisy are having an affair without the knowledge of Daisy's husband, Tom. The red represents the guilt and anger facing Gatsby because he is in the house of the husband whose wife is having an affair with Gatsby himself. The red also symbolizes the foreshadowing of blood in the future involving Gatsby and Tom's tension.
  • Half way between the West Egg and the East Egg is an alley where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens. Gray represents the poor social class because the Valley of Ashes is a dull eye sore in New York City in the early 1900's.
  • While in town with Tom to visit his mistress, Nick comes upon a billboard of big eyes with yellow spectacles which implies the materialism shown in this era. Blue represents the sadness and despair of the side of town not many people see. The billboard itself represents how God see's everything.
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