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Weather In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses weather to comment on the relationships of characters and cities. The Valley of Ashes is a valley of hopelessness everyone who lives there is poor and the sky is alway grey and filled with ashes. For example when the valley of Ashes is described in the beginning of the book (Fitzgerald 23) “This is a valley of ashes—a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air.” This examples gives the city a gloomy mood. The greyness of weather in the valley of ashes represents sin and a sort of impureness because Myrtle cheats on her husband with Tom, and Tom cheats on his wife Daisy. Furthermore the this supports the claim of “The Valley of Ashes” “of the ash heap and its "ash-grey men, who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air" over which the eyes brood changelessly; of George Wilson's despairing mutter as he gazes at the eyes, "You may fool me, but you can't fool God!" (“The Eyes of Dr. Eckleburg: A Re-examination of "the…show more content…
In the begin of the movie the lake or body of water that separates Daisy from Gatsby is very cloudy and grey like it is described in the book. The valley of ashes is very dust and look very old western and forgotten. The city at the begin is shown as very upbeat and the weather is nice and everyone is happy. The most noticeable change in the movie is at the end when Gatsby dies and nick is about to go to his funeral the sky is grey and it raining. No one is there but nick and a couple other people, and then nick is left alone in the empty house with all the good memories and the wind just moves through the house like there was no gatsby like nothing ever really
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