THE GREAT GATSBY BY RYAN FAULHABER B8

THEME

The theme of,"The Great Gatsby",by Fracis Scott Fitzerald is base on the roaring 20's in America, express how you cant live an hold onto one dream by becoming a different person.

The explanation is Gatsby holds onto the dream of getting Daisy for 5 years, during the roaring 20's, by throwing large parties, an becoming a different person to get her back.

"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 16).

"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 77).

CHARACTERIZATION

JAY GATSBY

Jay Gatsby is a very wealthy man who rises up from a poor background to claim Daisy, he is also very mysterious.

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 a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty."(Fitzgerald 73).

Indirect quote- "He had one those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life."(Fitzgerald 43).

PAMMY

Pammy is the daughter of Tom and Daisy Buchanan, though she plays a small role in the book, she represents how a girl needs to turn out to survive in the World.

Direct quote- "You remind me of a rose, an absolute rose."(Fitzgerald 22).

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 10).

Symbol

The green light, a light that rests on Daisy's dock that can be seen all the night from Gatsby's dock, directly across the water, Gatsby see's the green light meaning GO, which expresses how Gatsby has the opening to GO for Daisy.

"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic 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 beat on, bouts against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."(Fitzgerald 122).

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