The Great Gatsby Caden barr b7

Theme

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, is about a man (Gatsby), attempting to remake the past by altering his identity and accumulating riches in order to win over his Lost love, Daisy Buchanan.

This Theme is evident through the character of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Throughout the entire book he tries everything in his power to get Daisy.

  • "Her voice is full of money" (Fitzgerald, ch.3)
  • "He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadows of his house, just out of reach of his hand." (Fitzgerald, ch.6)
  • "Gatsby looked a Daisy in a way that every young girl wanted to be looked at" (Fitzgerald, ch.4)
"LoVe at first sight"
Gatsbys parties

Characterization: Jay Gatsby

Direct Characterization: "I hope I haven't given you the impression that I consider kissing intrinsically irrational"

Indirect Characterization: It excited him, too, that many men had already loved Daisy- it increased her value in his eyes"

Jay gatsby taking nick For a ride in his cream colored rolls Royce

Characterization: Daisy Buchanan

Direct Characterization: "I hope she'll be a fool- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful, little fool."

Indirect Characterization: "You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock"

Daisy lost in gatsby's eyes

Symbol: Eyes

Dr. T.J Eckleburg placed a billboard with eyes on it that is basically explaining that he is always watching you. He sees everything, like God does.

Symbol Quote: "Standing behind him, Michaelis saw with a shock that he was looking at the eyes of Dr. T.J Eckleburg, which had just emerged, pale and enormous, from the dissolving night. God sees everything, repeated Wilson".

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