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The Great Gatsby Imagery

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Sharon Tsu

on 23 September 2013

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby Imagery

The Great Gatsby Imagery
Different Imagery found in "The Great Gatsby"

~ Death and Ghosts

~ Colors

~ Clocks
Death and Ghosts
Occurs throughout novel
Faded Glory and Corruption
Mysterious Gatsby
"It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it..." (page 52)
"Blinded by the glare of the headlights....the
stood swaying for a moment.." (page 59)
She "mingled her thick dark blood with the dust."
Innocence, Pureness
~"High in a white palace the king's daughter, the golden girl"
~"Our white girlhood was passed together there."
~"His heart beat faster as Daisy's white face came up to his own."
Gold, Money, Fortune
~"She's got a discreet voice,' I remarked, 'It's full of-' I hesitated.
'Her voice is full of money.' He said suddenly."
~"The Golden Girl"

Life, Dreams
~"a fresh, green breast of the new world." (page 189)
~"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then...we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther." (page 189)
Inexorable Time
"Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can!"
"Now in the reaction, he was running down like an overwound clock." (page 97)

"They're such beautiful shirts,' she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. 'It makes me sad because I've never seen such - such beautiful shirts before.”

"Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-coloured tie,"

Presented by Sharon Tieu

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