Theme Of Imagery In The Great Gatsby

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The Roaring Twenties was a period of rowdiness and economic prosperity. The Great Gatsby proved this point in different events, including stupendous and extravagant parties. Located in West Egg, a home made of millions of dollars belonged to Jay Gatsby. He was one to experience all types of emotions during his short lifetime. The most pleasing feeling he had felt for the first time in five years led him into the worst case scenario, his own death. Each situation has its own representation, adding more depth to the story, allowing readers to dig deeper into their minds. F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts the theme of wealth breathes carelessness using the literary devices and techniques of symbolism, diction, and imagery to create meaning in his classic work.

Whether it’s an object, person, idea, or even color, each event in The Great Gatsby has a symbol to represent it. Symbols indicate important ideas, objects, characters, and more. They allow the audience to understand the full meaning behind the author’s ideas and or plot lines. One significant symbol that showed value belonged to Gatsby, his bright yellow “death car.” One
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But what do these words mean? In The Great Gatsby, it is easy to notice that Gatsby overuses the saying “old sport,” when addressing male characters, such as Nick Carraway. It is part of his personality. For an example, he would say, “Don’t worry old sport, don’t worry” (Fitzgerald 88). Fitzgerald used the elements of tone and words create a sense of carelessness in Gatsby’s lines. His words spoken were a way to protect Gatsby’s image and disguise his true colors and origin. Yellow was a vivid color in Gatsby’s character. Yellow is fake gold, “new money,” or even “no money.” Whereas Daisy and Tom Buchanan represented gold, “old money.” His goal was to convince people into believing that he came from the old money background, enhancing his prestige and

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