This book gives sort of an exclusive look into the luxury and glamour that people think is the life of a person with a high amount of wealth. In chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald utilizes imagery and similes to illustrate the different struggles of the people in west egg and east egg. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses imagery quite frequently
Similarly, the green face could represent greed or maybe envy. James Gatz, other known as Jay Gatsby, in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, encounters many forms of color symbolism through his summer of trying to achieve his dream of marrying the girl of his dreams, Daisy Buchanan. Color symbolism plays an important role throughout the novel. The color gold usually represents wealth and money and in this novel there is no exception. The first example of when the color gold is used in this novel is when Nick, Gatsby’s neighbor, States, “Jordan’s slender golden arm resting in mine” (Fitzgerald 43).
The green light is used to represent multiple things. The first thing it represents is Gatsby’s desire, his dream which is Daisy. To win Daisy would help Gatsby accomplish his American dream. The first time the green light is seen in the novel is when Nick sees Gatsby for the first time, Fitzgerald describes it as, "he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward – and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away."
Luckily he also had good people around him during this time like Miss.Kinnian. She was charlie 's teachers and became Charlie 's best friends and later in the story Charlie realizes, he likes Miss.Kinnian. This story mostly focuses on how friendships or any relationship can change and how one 's person 's feelings can change over time. One theme that emerged in the text is Friendships can change over time. In “Flowers for Algernon” Charlies says “I 'm in love with Miss.Kinnian!” on pg.234.
One example of foreshadowing in the novel is in chapter 4 when Nick is introduced to Mr. Wolfsheim, a gambler who is friends with Gatsby and who, according to Gatsby, “fixed the world’s series back in 1919”. This suggests that Gatsby got his wealth through illegal actions, which we learn to be true later in the book. 2. There is another example of foreshadowing in chapter 7 which foreshadows Gatsby’s death. “Gatsby stood in the centre of the crimson carpet and gazed around with fascinated eyes.” A crimson carpet could be associated with blood or death, and with Gatsby in the center of it, this can be connected to foreshadowing his death.
The Great Gatsby written by Scott Fitzgerald, is a fictional literary piece set in New York City and Long Island during the 1920’s. The story follows a man named Nick Carraway and his first summer in New York. Nick lives next to a man named Jay Gatsby who throws lavish parties that hold an large amount of patrons (most of whom were not invited). The novel includes “love”, betrayal, death, and money. Women in The Great Gatsby are objectified by men, seen as only having value when of use to a man, as well as the universe punishes them when they do not obey a man.
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo aka My favorite book. This book is about Charlie Bone who has the ability to talk with paintings/portraits, with this unique ability he goes to Bloor Academy. Bloor Academy an elite school for the wealthy and the gifted. The book follows Charlie as he progresses Bloor’s Academy. I read this during the 3rd grade and, I found it really exciting because of his unique power which allowed him to speak to paintings.
He throws overgenerous parties, hoping that the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan, attends. Gatsby’s life is filled with various colors which signify the messages Fitzgerald is trying to convey. Color symbolism plays an important role through the novel, The Great Gatsby. In the novel, the color green detonates Gatsby’s hopes and dreams, but in other characters it represents envy, jealously, and money. When Nick returns home from his cousins house, he spotted Gatsby outside on his dock: “—he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way…I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing but a green light, that might have been at the end of a dock” (Fitzgerald 21).
In fact, Gatsby learned a valuable lesson from his master, Dan Cody. In the book it says, “‘I carry on a little business on the side, a sort of side line, you understand. And I thought that if you don’t make very much -- … you might pick up a nice bit of money.’” (82,83). Just like Cody helped Gatsby inherit big money when Gatsby saved him from drowning, likewise, Gatsby wants to help Nick because he’s helping him reconnect with Daisy. Again, Gatsby can also be a sweet guy other than just being formal and serious.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, main character Jay Gatsby is blinded by the fantasy of transforming himself into a famous figure of wealth and social status and, as a result, winning over his love, Daisy. When Gatsby fails to reach these goals, his fantasy world comes crumbling down. Therefore, Gatsby is essentially an idealist who is destroyed by his inability to accept reality. Gatsby’s