How Does The Valley Of Ashes Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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1. It is the symbolism of the green light across the way as it pertains to Gatsbys reaching out to something better or something that he wishes to have. To him it represents a need in which he cannot obtain even with his vast wealth, friends and family. Even with all this there is still something missing. Something important. 2. When Gatsby and Daisy first met it was awkward and uncomfortable. They didn't know what to say to each other and filled the room with casual eye contact avoiding conversation at times. This was not because they didn't like each other. It is because the wanted interaction between them but did not know how to achieve it. 3. Nick describes Tom as an arrogant man of great high self esteem. He puts himself above all …show more content…

The valley of ashes is where the ashes are dumped after large heaps of material are burned. It is a wasteland of sorts and is very dirty and unwanted. It looks similar to a fictional fallout type world. It portrays the lower class area and while in the valley of ash you notice the poverty that exist there. The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg can be seen on a billboard looking over the haunting area. I believe the symbolism represents the tougher locations of the world. It is stated "where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke" meaning quite literally that the entire land is covered by ash and soute. Making it a tarnished area as well as a unhealthy …show more content…

Gatsby wants things to go back to how they were five years ago. Before the commotion. He wants her to leave Tom and pick up where they left off before he disappeared. 5. Nick sees Gatsby with his past greatly interrupting his present. He is haunted by the idea of being with Daisy. Gatsby believes that what he needs to do is reach a state that he was in the past. That him and Daisy both were. He believes this too saying "Cant repeat the past? While of course you can" Chapter 7 1. Gatsby along driving with daisy back from the city striking and killing Myrtle. Wilson the mechanics wife. Daisy was driving the automobile when the events transpired. This is a major plot point in the turning of the story because it effects the outcome later in the story. 2. Gatsby stops his parties because he is to busy with his chase after Daisy. In the beginning the reason he held the parties was to get close to Daisy. But with his progress he feels he should continue to try to win her over in any other way possible. 3. Tom realised Daisies love for Gatsby when they are dining together and they keep eye contact with each other for most of the time. They are absolutely into each other and it is now clear to Tom that this is the

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