Great Gatsby God Symbolism

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Stephen Bielecki
February 2, 2011
English 6, Period 3

The Great Gatsby Quote Analysis Outline

I. Introduction
A. The Great Gatsby
B. Francis Scott Fitzgerald
C. “God knows what you’ve been doing, everything you’ve been doing. You may fool me, but you cannot fool God!” – George Wilson, Page 167 D. When George Wilson noticed that his wife was cheating on him; his comparison to God was that of Dr. T.J. Eckleberg’s billboard in the Valley of Ashes. The eye’s looked over all of the evil of the Long Island Eggs, which included the affairs of George and Myrtle Wilson, along with Tom and Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby, even though their counterparts might not know what is exactly occurring among themselves. II. Tom and Myrtle Affair

A. Tom Buchanan is having an affair with Myrtle Wilson, and his wife is Daisy. B. The irony of the affair is that Daisy too is having a so-called “affair” with Jay Gatsby, and Tom does not realize what his wife is doing until later in the novel. C. Tom seems to have a double standard with the affairs. He seems to approve that he is cheating on his wife, however when he does realize that his wife is having an affair, he does not approve of it, which immediately contradicts his story. D. Once George Wilson realizes his wife is having an affair, he decides to move west, because he wanted to get away from the adulterer, who doesn’t know its Tom. III. Jay and Daisy Affair

A. Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan have known each other in the past because they once dated each other before Daisy was married to Tom. B. Jay tries to tell Daisy that she never loved Tom, but she would never do so. They decide to have a secret affair behind Tom’s back. Daisy does not know that Tom is actually cheating on her also. C. Once Tom realizes that Daisy is having an affair with Jay, he yells at her and cannot believe what is happening. He decides it is best for Jay to move away, which he does in the end of the novel.

IV. Tom’s Double Standards
A. Tom...
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