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Ms. Kromas American Literature 4th period

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  • The Green Light
  • The Overlooking Eyes
  • The Ominous Weather
  • As The Great Gatsby progresses, Nick notices that Gatsby is holding the green light across the lake on the Buchanan's pier as his dream and future. To Gatsby, it symbolizes his relationship with Daisy and how he makes his decisions in life. But although Gatsby tries his best to obtain his dream for his life with Daisy, it seems to out of reach for him, just like how the green light is described as in the book.
  • The Valley of Ashes
  • When the Eyes of Doctor Eckleburg are described in the Valley of Ashes, they seem to supposedly watch over the sorry landscape. This billboard gives a ever present presence over the Valley of Ashes, almost one of oppression, and affects the minds of people like Wilson, who treats it like God. His feelings of protection in this fake God can be associated with Modernism, which believes that God watches over his paradise which has been reduced to ash by modern man.
  • East Vs. West
  • Nathan Yu Ms. Kromas American Literature 4th period
  • In The Great Gatsby, the weather seems to be a important factor in the foreshadowing aspect. Every time that the weather is changed to being oppressive or threatening, so does the situation that transpire in the book. For example, when Gatsby, Tom, Jordan, Daisy, and Nick were in the hotel and hear the wedding bells on the floor below them. Jordan remarks that it was way too hot for somebody to be getting married, which is similar to how the tension between Daisy, Tom, and Gatsby is about to heat up.
  • Name, Teacher, Class, Period
  • The Great Gatsby talks about the Valley of Ashes as depressing and without hope, much like it's people. The landscape is covered with dust, symbolizing decay and disrepair. This could be compared to the social and moral aspects of America at the setting of the book. However, this view of America would only apply to the lower classes, as the upper classes are represented by Gatsby, Nick, Jordan, and the Buchanans and seem to enjoy abundance and life without a care ignoring drama.
  • One of the main underlying trends of the book is the separation of the West and East Egg. On one side there is Nick and Gatsby, being newly rich, and the Buchanans and Jordan on the other with their inherited wealth. People in East Egg are stuck up, greedy, and inconsiderate of others while people in West Egg are more innocent and less sophisticated compared to the people of West Egg.
  • WEST
  • EAST
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