Textual Analysis Of The Great Gatsby

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Towards the end of Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Nick alludes to the painting The View of Toledo to reminisce his experiences in the vivacious metropolis, New York. In the painting, a river separates two villages. One village on the hill clearly establishes itself as superior, reaching a higher status than the other village in terms of both wealth and geography. Nick likens the painting’s scenery to the East and West Eggs.
The painter of The View of Toledo, El Greco, was born in 1541 in Crete as Domenikos Theotokopouolos, and later moved to Rome in 1547. There, he was inspired by artists such as Michelangelo who influenced him with the use of contrasting colors. In 1563, he painted The View of Toledo, expressing “his own unique style
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