Gatsby Concluding the great

An area halfway between New York City and West Egg, the Valley of Ashes is an industrial wasteland covered in ash and soot. If New York City represents all the "mystery and beauty in the world," and West Egg represents the people who have gotten rich off the roaring economy of the Roaring Twenties, the Valley of Ashes stands for the dismal ruin of the people caught in between
The color yellow: represents cowardice and deceit. A dull or dingy yellow may represent caution, sickness, and jealousy. Yellow car-
White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. White means safety, purity, and cleanliness. As opposed to black, white usually has a positive connotation. White dresses Daisy and Jordan were wearing:

Eyes of Dr. Eckleburg: Ch. 8

  • Gods eyes
  • Judgement day
  • Green: seeing into the future
  • Shows meaningless of the world
East vs West- Symbolism
  • Old aristocracy
  • Moral decay
  • Explains the valley of ashes
  1. Newly rich
  2. Lives like the east coast

Comparison of old living, new living, wealthy differences.

Daisy Buchanan
  • Gold digger
  • Plays with emotions
  • Only stays with Tom because of daughter and money
George Wilson
  • Poor
  • Lives among dirty ashes : relates to the social decay of the Valley of Ashes
  • Very weak and unable to fight against the aristocrats

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