Seasonal Symbolism In The Great Gatsby

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Seasonal Symbolism
Seasons play a vast part in the novel, acting as a form of foreshadow for situations are to come. Spring starts things off in the novel with a new beginning for some characters such as Nick with a new eastern life. Summer is the most chaotic season of the book where most of the drama and climax takes place. Rampageous parties and grave decisions are made during the summer. Following summer comes fall which symbolizes beautiful death that involves Jay Gatsby and Myrtle.
A couple pages in the novel, it says “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” (p. 4) This shows how spring symbolizes a new beginning where it is the renewal of Earth, welcoming summer. Not only is summer itself just dawning, but so is Nick’s new life. Nick is beginning his new eastern life for the first time. Also, it is a similar situation with Gatsby as his life seems to restart as well as he attempts to regain Daisy’s love for him. Joy and fun come along with the chaos that summer brings. All the parties Gatsby throws in his house are not your typical house party. “People were not invited--they just went there. They got into automobiles which bore them out to Long Island, and somehow they ended up at Gatsby’s door. Once there they were introduced by somebody who knew Gatsby, and after that they conducted themselves according to the
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