Examples Of Sunlight In The Great Gatsby

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“ I have an idea that Gatsby himself didn’t believe it would come, and perhaps he no longer cared. If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass.” Nick is showing that Gatsby is waiting for a call, from daisy or someone who found out he killed Myrtle. Frankly Gatsby didn’t really care, nor was worried about getting caught for what he did. Gatsby doesn't care because he feels like he has no way of getting Daisy to be his partner anymore. Fitzgerald uses the rose and raw sunlight to show how hard he tried to get to his goal only for it to shrivel in an instant. Nick knows that Gatsby is losing hope and how this starts to shape the ending of the book. Knowing that Daisy won’t go back to Gatsby, foreshadows that the ending will be tragic and won’t end the way Gatsby wished it would have. “I see now that this has been a story of the west, after all - Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all westerners, and perhaps we possessed some …show more content…

There are thousand of houses in the painting just like their town, with it all lit up, but although there is light the skies represent a bad element the town has. This is represented by the woman and the four men because it shows that a party is going on, which is fun and games, but the way the woman lies on the stretcher represents the bad. The fact that they don’t care to know her name also shows how caught up the people of west egg are with their money and their personal selves. There is no heart to the place which Nick is relating to the situations that have happened. Nick is tying in all the events and their horrible outcomes with this one painting, and how similar they

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