The Great Gatsby Emily kieffer


F. ScottFitzgerald's book, The Great Gatsby, is about the internal conflict against consious and judgement and reveals how they affect the decisions one makes and how these JUDGEMENTS can corrupt HUMANITY an thoughts. The theme is evident through Tom buchanan and the event of Myrtles death.

  • "'The god damned coward!' he whimpered, 'he didn't even stop his car." -Tom Buchanan (F Scott Fitzergerald 149)
  • "'Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,' he told me, 'just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.'" -Nick Carraway's father (F Scott Fitzergerald 5)
  • "Neither of them can stand the person they're married to." -Catherine (F Scott Fitzergerald 37
The eyes of Dr. T J Eckleburg was watching the city, he was a symbol to Wilson as god judging and watching what myrtle was doing.
During Gatsbys party, everyone would gossip and spread rumors about their judgements on him, on his corruption.

characterization: Tom BuchaNan

  • "Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaninG aggressively forward." (F Scott Fitzgerald 11)
  • He nodded sagely. "And what's more, I love Daisy too. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time."(F Scott Fitzgerald 138) It's totally okay for Tom to have his little affairs, because he really loves Daisy. Yeah, hypocrite over here.

Characterization: Jordan Baker

  • "Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever, shrewd men, and now I saw that this was because she felt safer on a plane where any divergence from a code would be thought impossible. She was incurably dishonest. She wasn't able to endure being at a disadvantage and, given this unwillingness, I suppose she had begun dealing in subterfuges when she was very young in order to keep that cool, insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demands of her hard, jaunty body." (F Scott Fitzgerald 63)
  • "You're a rotten driver," I protested. "Either you ought to be more careful or you oughtn't to drive at all." "I am careful." "No, you're not." "Well, other people are," she said lightly. "What's that got to do with it?" "They'll keep out of my way," she insisted. "It takes two to make an accident." "Suppose you met somebody just as careless as yourself." "I hope I never will," she answered. "I hate careless people. That's why I like you." (F Scott Fitzgerald 63)

Symbol: Weather

The weather in The Great Gatsby matches the emotional and narrative tone of the story. Gatsby and Daisy's reunion begins in pouring rain, proving awkward and melancholy, and their love reawakens just as the sun begins to come out. Gatsby’s climactic confrontation with Tom occurs on the hottest day of the summer, under the scorching sun. Wilson kills Gatsby on the first day of autumn, as Gatsby floats in his pool despite the chill in the air which I believe was a symbolic attempt to stop time and restore his relationship with Daisy to the way it was five years ago.

  • "While the rain continued it had seemed like the murmur of their voices, rising and swelling a little, now and then, with gusts of emotion. But in the new silence I felt that silence had fallen within th house too." (F Scott Fitzgerald 94)
Notice the colors that they use to change the seasons and facial expressions that go with the colors. (Like reds, anger, darker blues and greens for anxiety, cool toned colors for stillness and reaching fall when everything's dying, the leaves as well in the death scene)
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