Symbolism Of Cars In The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, tells a story revolving around the life of the wealthy folk. Throughout the book, Fitzgerald describes and involves cars in the plot on several occasions. In The Great Gatsby, cars come to represent the carelessness of the wealthy. The cars’ symbolism first appeared in the novel after Gatsby’s first big party. The owl-eyed man is found exiting his car after it was driven into a ditch. One of the front wheels of the car fell off as a result; the car was ruined. To a person of a lower class, this accident would have been a tragedy as car repairs are not cheap. However, to the owl-eyed man, a man of the upper class, this is an ordeal that in order to fix, it would not leave even a scuff on his

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