Why Is Water Important In The Great Gatsby

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My childhood comprised of playing many board games with family. Board games require a lot of thinking and planning. After playing Risk for the first time, I realized how much interest I had in the qualities these games have. I see these qualities in Paul Klee’s painting Highway and Byways as well as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The experience of playing Risk changed the way I viewed the world, as well as how I go about my day.
Every Thanksgiving, my immediate family and I go down to Chicago to spend the holiday with more family. We spend Thanksgiving, like everyone else, with football and eating. In addition to this, we play many games including cards, board games or throwing a football. One year, when I was young, members of my
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To me, the many different colors are visualized as many different plots of land. At the top the blue lines are a river, which was thought of as an obstacle in earlier times. Rivers were and still are barriers as well as dangerous places. The river is a symbol of a problem in my life. When I come upon a river, I search for the best way to cross it. For real life problems, I search for the most logical answer as well. Also, in The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby deals with many issues while trying to plan out his life. Gatsby was born to a poor family, and he made a tactical decision to leave, going east in search of great wealth. “I suppose he’d had the name ready for a long time, even then. His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people- his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all” (98). Gatsby made a calculated decision to leave his unsuccessful family in search for a better life. When problems were arising with what he aspired to become, he sought out the best solution to the problem. Just like Gatsby, I search for the best solution to the problem. I do this because the board game opened my eyes to how beneficial thinking problems through
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