Grief Symbolism In The Great Gatsby

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The Calamity of an author To write means more than putting pretty words on a page; the act of writing is to share a part of yourself with the world. everything that an author goes through effects their writing. As through the hardest times, though, comes great beauty and thought. Francis scott fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, has gone through many phases of grief and helplessness. Even though he has lost his love, he has written of a new one. As with most great writings, he had put himself into every bit of the great gatsby. He even incorporated his own past and braided it into the very DNA of Gatsby himself. Things like Gatsby's’ need for Daisy Buchanan , Tom Buchanan’s abusive state of mind, even Nick carraway's mental state, all of it is parts of his outer life. Let's take a look at the symbolism within the great gatsby and how it reflects Fitzgerald and his surroundings. One of the most recognizable symbols would be the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg, but before we get to the eyes of eckleberg, let's touch on the symbolism of the very land it sits within. “About half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land. This…show more content…
Not having a mouth represents many thing such as : “At times, dreaming of a faceless person can be a reflection of how confused you are about yourself and your direction in life. You might also have this feeling that other people fail to appreciate you.” This could mean as his confusion rises about what it is zelda thinks he has done, as she would claim he was a common customer at the house of infidelity. As far as the ears go, it represents his inability to hear zelda. He cannot hear her denial, her pain,her love. He cannot hear her professing her love for him in a river of emotions, as she tended to

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