Motifs In The Great Gatsby

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A motif that is very present in the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is The Valley of Ashes. We see the connection of sight with the eyes of T. J. Eckleburg, located in the Valley of Ashes, and not being able to see through the saturated smoke in that location. In the novel, Nick arrives at the Valley of Ashes and gives this description he says, “Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and immediately the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sights” (23). This description is describing how ash-gray men come up from a cloud that is impossible to pass through because it…show more content…
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I dislike Daisy more than Tom. I dislike Daisy more than Tom because she backed out on leaving Tom and going to live with Gatsby. Gatsby was trying to control Daisy because Daisy was getting discouraged, she says “ ‘Please, Tom! I can 't stand this anymore.’ Her frightened eyes told that whatever intentions whatever courage she had had, were definitely gone.” After all the arguing, at the end she turns to Tom so the whole situation can be over. She fails Gatsby and doesn 't do the one thing she had to do to make Gatsby happy. All she had to do was tell Tom she didn 't love him and everything would go as planned. She is so dumb, Tom cheats on her all the time but she had the decency to stay with him and still tell Gatsby to his face that she loves Tom too. Tom is a pig and the things he does are disgusting, but Daisy had a chance of retaliation and she didn 't take it. She could have sabotaged Tom, but she sided with his unloyal, ugly, lying character. In addition she lets Gatsby take the damn blame for Myrtle 's death, which results in him getting killed! She is so inconsiderate and fake, her love for Gatsby was false all along. Gatsby fought hard to try and get her back, but all Daisy was doing was twisting the knife. She knew that she wasn 't really going to leave with Gatsby, but she kept leading him on. Also she doesn 't even go to Gatsby 's funeral! She cant even send a flower or a note and she leaves far away from West and East egg. I despise both Tom and Daisy, but Daisy 's actions are so reckless she caused superfluous tragedies that could have
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