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The Great Gatsby

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Jaret Ashleigh

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby

Long Island Sound

Pg.5 "Just out into the most domesticated body of salt water Island sound. They are not perfect ovals like the egg in the Columbus story."
The Great Gatsby
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"I lived at the West egg the - well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them"
Pg.5 "The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard-it was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, a more than forty acres of lawn and garden."-Nick Carraway
West Egg
"Why they came East I don't know. They had spent a year in France for no particular reason, and then drifted here and there unrestfully wherever people played polo and we rich together."
East Egg

Gatsby's House
Buchanan's House
Nick's House
"Their house was more elaborate than I expected a cheerful red-white Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay. The lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door for a quarter of a mile, jumping over sun-dials and brick walks and burning gardens finally as though from the momentum of its run."
Symbolic Meaning of Gatsby's House
Symbolic Meaning of The Buchanan's House
In Nick's statement about Gatsby's house he mentions that it is a
of a hotel. Fitzgerald uses this to symbolize Jay Gatsby being a
just like his house.
Gatsby also uses his house as a symbol of success and wealth to present to Daisy, in hopes that it will help win her over.
He uses his home and all the expensive things in it to prove that he is not a nobody

The Buchanan's house represents Tom and Daisy's superficial relationship. The house is beautiful and pristine but the inside is frigid and detached.

The house represents the traditions and morals of the east egg and of all old money.
Symbolizes: The separation between Daisy and Gatsby.

Nick's house Symbolism

Nick's House represents Nick as the narrator because the house is unassuming and average compared to all the other glamorous mansions during the novel.
"Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages you've had." -Nick Carraway
East egg is a symbol of Old Money
- high class people
- very sophisticated/ selfish
- grown up their whole lives with money
- Tom and Daisy reside there
Significance of the West egg
The west egg represents new money and the need to spend money on lavish things that is unneeded.

This is where Gatsby and Nick live
- It is very plain, just like Nick.
- It isn't a jaw-dropping, fabulous,
big house
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