The Great Gatsby Analysis

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The Great Gatsby

 In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbolism and adds complexity to the characters and deepens our understanding to their true identity. There is always a deeper thought into everything that happens.

The identity of white is rottened by the eerie characters of East Egg. The people of East Egg are different from the people of West Egg, a border between the new rich and the old rich. East Egg can be described as a winter wonderland because people there are known to wear the color white. White is a sign of purity and goodness like the outside color of an egg. The white shell that covers the fakeness inside the egg, which is yellow, represents fakeness and jealousy. “Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water.” (pg.1) This quotes is describing the perfection and extravagance of the people of East Egg. Which is the home of Tom Buchanan and Daisy Buchanan. In the book they wore a lot of white to show their wealth and purity. But it’s only the exterior of their selves. Tom for example is stuck up and snobby. He thinks that he is more important than other person. Daisy is the type of girl to find happiness in money. She fell in love with Tom because of his wealth while Gatsby was away in war. But when Gatsby came back, he acquired his wealth and had massive parties. So Daisy became upset that she didn’t marry Gatsby because of his money. “Clarence Endive was from East Egg, as I remember. He came only once, in white knickerbockers, and had a fight with a bum named Etty in the garden.” (pg. 67) Nick remembered that Clarence was from Eat Egg not only because of his white knickerbockers, but because he had a fight with a bum, someone who isn’t wealthy at all. This is another example of how East Egg civilians are imaged as pure as the white feathers of doves and think that they are inferior over anyone who aren’t up to there status. The Green light gives hope for the future even when it’s to...
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