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The Great Gatsby Poverty

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on 17 October 2013

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby Poverty

How the theme of Poverty is presented in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"
Valley of Ashes
(Artists impression)

The Land

The People

Unseen/Hidden from society
"...the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain area of land."
The Valley of Ashes
"...of ash grey men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air."
"...and stir up an impenetrable cloud which screens their obscure operations from your sight."
" The interior was unprosperous and bare..."
" He was a blond, spiritless man, anemic, and faintly handsome..."
"The "Death Car" as the papers called it didn't stop..."
Context to F. Scott Fitzgerald's writing
“The Great Gatsby” 1925

Roaring 20s

The Economic Boom
George Wilson
Wilson's Car Garage

Wilson's physical appearance

Manipulation by Tom Buchanan
Myrtle Wilson
Life & Death

Relationship with Tom Buchanan

"impenetrable cloud"

The Death Car




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