The Great Gatsby Quote Analysis

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American Dream The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F Scott Fitzgerald, which tells the story of a wealthy mysterious man and his pursuit for his lover Daisy. Due to Gatsby’s love for Daisy, throughout the novel he tries to demonstrate his affection for her in order to obtain his American dream. The novel conveys that despite the power of love, wealth, and ambition even the most powerful of dreams can be shattered, which can develop the central idea for the novel as hollowness of the American dream. In Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, he uses symbolism, diction, and setting to develop the theme that materialism, power, and ambition may not be able to attain the American dream and can lead to tragedy if pursued blindly. This assists the …show more content…

The green light also displays the gap between Gatbsys idealistic dreams and the reality of his life. “You always have the green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.” This is a metaphor that conveys that idea of unfilled dreams and desires, but it also emphasizes the idea of hope in Gatsbys american dream. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.”p-150. This quote evidently supports my theme because it brings the idea of the light symoblising the goals that may not be attainable no matter your materialism, power, or …show more content…

“The valley of Ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river, and, when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal for as long as half an hour.”-p 24. This shows how the valley of ashes showcases a poverty stricken area of long island, which emphasizes the difference between the 2 social classes and serves as a fragility of Gatsby's dream. East egg represents wealth and power while east egg represents ambition and freedom, which also distinguishes hints at Gatsby's eventual downfall of his dream. Lastly, the imagery of the setting helps create a tension and contrast between characters, their movies, and their situations which ultimately helps shape them because of how it shows the different roles in wealth, power, and

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