Theme Of Seasons In The Great Gatsby

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The seasons mentioned in The Great Gatsby are symbolic of the progression of time and emotions in the novel. In the book How To Read Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster uses a bible verse, “The book of Ecclesiastes tells us that to everything there is a season.” HTR pg.177 This knowledge is used in literature of all genres. It is also used in music, he uses the Beach Boys as a reference, “ The Beach Boys made a lucrative career out of happy-summer-land” HTR pg.78 Thomas Foster also says, “ Summer is passion an love; Winter is anger and hatred” HTR pg.177 In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby try’s to recreate the summers and passion that Daisy and he had once before. Nick says, “With the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees…” “life
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