Great Gatsby By ryan faulhaber B8

Theme

The Great Gatsby, a book written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, is based on the roaring 20's an how expresses the message is people will go to an extent for their love even if in the end it is brutal.

This theme is evident in the novel, because the whole book thrives on the roaring 20's in America an Jay Gatsby changing his statis for Daisy, even in the end she could care less.

"I lived at West Egg, the-well, the least fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them."(Fitzgerald 3).

"There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars."(Fitzgerald 27).

"If it wasn't for the mist we could see your home across the bay, said Gatsby. You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock."(Fitzgerald 62).

Characterization

Jay Gatsby, a man once poor, who joined the army an lost his lover, gets back on his feet to a very wealthy man, who strives to get Daisy back by having many interesting tactics to get her back.

Indirect quote- "He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life."( Fitzgerald 10).

Direct quote- "The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God-phrase which, if it means anything, means just that-and he must be about his father's business, the service of vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty."(Fitzgerald 73).

Pammy

Pammy is Daisy and Tom's child, who is not very involved in the movie, but Daisy talks about hoping she is a beautiful little fool.

Indirect quote- "I hope she'll be a fool- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."(Fitzgerald 96).

Direct quote- "You remind me of a rose, an absolute rose." (Fitzgerald 82).

Symbol

The Green Light, a light that shines green, visible from Daisy's dock that shines as Jay Gatsby stares at it from form across the dock. The green light to Gatsby means go, so he believes that it is his time to go for Daisy as he stares across the docks.

"Gatsby believed in the green light, the organic future that year by year recedes us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter-tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther....And then one fine morning-So we bent on, bouts against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."(Fitzgerald 122).

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