Gatsby

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  • CHAPTER 1 The Green Light
  • CHAPTER 4 Power of Gatsby's Name
  • J. GATSBY
  • CHAPTER 5 Gatsby's Shirts
  • The green light in chapter 1 represents a dream which in this case would be Gatsby's dream to have Daisy but in the real world symbolizes reaching out for the American Dream. "...he stretched out his arm toward the dark water in a curious way, and as far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling....distinguished nothing except a single green light...the end of a dock," (Fitzgerld 26).
  • CHAPTER 7 Gatsby's Yellow Car
  • The card that Jay Gatsby shows symbolizes that he has power because he doesn't get pulled over but the cop lets him pass because he is Jay Gatsby. "We slowed down. Taking a white card from his wallet he waved it before the man's eyes. 'Right you are ,' agreed the policeman...'know you next time, Mr. Gatsby. Excuse me!'" (Fitzgerald 72).
  • CHAPTER 8 Gatsby Finally Going Into HIS Pool
  • Gatsby's shirts symbolize wealth and it demonstrates how Gatsby and Daisy share the same amount of wealth. "'I've got a man in england who buys me clothes. He sends over a section of things at the beginning of each season, spring and fall.' He too out a pile of shirts and began throwing them one by one before us..." (Fitzgerald 97).  
  • CHAPTER 9 The Weather Change
  • Gatsby's yellow car symbolizes money, materialism, and high social position. "'Shall we go in my car?' suggested Gatsby. He felt the hot green leather of the seat. 'I ought to have left it in the shade.'" (Fitzgerald 127)
  • His wish to swim in the pool before summer ends symbolizes his desire to hold onto his dreams and enjoy the fruits of his labor. "At two o'clock gatsby put on his bathing suit and left word with the butler that if anyone phoned word was to be brought to him at the pool....I have an idea that gatsby himself didn't believe it would come and perhaps he no longer cared." (fitzgerald 169).
  • The weather is a mixture of rain and loss. The rain represents the loss of the main character, Jay Gatsby, and his American Dream who is Daisy. "We straggled down quickly through the rain to the cars. owl Eyes Spoke to me by the gate....He took off his glasses and wiped them again outside and in," (Fitzgerald 183).
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