The Great Gatsby Rayleigh jackson

Theme

The theme of the great Gatsby is a romantic feel because nick helps Gatsby find his lost love

Explain

The novel takes place in the 1920's and it's about a man named Gatsby throws these amazing parties to get his lost love to come to his house and her cousin nick lives next to Gatsby and he becomes gatsbys good Friends with Gatsby and Gatsby take nick on a roller coaster of love

Quotes

"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." Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he had just said. Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one." (121-122)

"I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby‘s house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited"(41)

"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." (1-3)

Characters

Nick : "it seemed .to me that the thing for daisy to do was rush out of the house, child in arms" (24) " they were careless people, Tom and Daisy" (170)

Tom: "and what's more, I love daisy too. Once and awhile I go off on a spree and makes a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time" (125) " he never loved her, I loved her more than he ever will" (93)

Symbol

The symbol of the book is the green light across the lake from gatsbys house . Explination:The symbol represents the hope Gatsby has for daisy to co,e back to him. quote:"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." (121)

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