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Great Gatsby Photo Essay

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John Engleman

on 19 December 2013

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Great Gatsby Photo Essay

Buchanan's House
The Buchanan's white house describes their wealth, and their status. With its location in East Egg, the rich old-money area gives out their economic status. The home
also has French windows and looked over the

About 7 colors that can be used in the Great Gatsby
These are used to symbolize different
characteristics of people and things in the
Green - Hope
Red - Blood & Death, Love
Gold - Wealth
White - Purity & Goodness
Silver - Middle Class Wealth
Blue - Sadness & Depression
Gray - dullness
Eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg
The eyes of Dr, T.J. Eckleburg sit on a billboard over looking the Valley of ashes. The eyes are represented as God watching down America's general society.
Gatsby's Boyhood Schedule
Gatsby's Yellow Car
Valley Of Ashes
Green Light at Daisy's Dock
East and West Egg
The green light which sits at the end of Daisy's dock is represented throughout the story. This is represented through Gatsby as his future and dreams being with Daisy. He reaches towards the light as its him reaching out to his goal.
"He stretched out his arms toward the dark water... I glanced seaward - and distinguished nothing except a single green light... might have been at the end of dock"
(Fitzgerald 20-21).
Gatsby's yellow car shows his wealth. The color of yellow or a gold is representation of wealth. The use of having a car also can be represented as a status symbol.
The Valley of Ashes is the waste land of dumped industrial ash. This is mostly a representation of failure. It also represent the break down of morality and social life in America's society
The End
Gatsby's boyhood schedule relates to his dreams. This shows that hes dedicated to follow through with certain things, like his american dream. Or his dream of being together with Daisy again.
"The eyes of Doctor T.J Eckleburg are blue and gigantic... They look out of face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles" (Fitzgerald 23).
Mr. Gatz...pulled from his pocket a ragged old copy of a book called
Hopalong Cassidy
Look here, this is a book he had when he was a boy. It just shows you." He opend it at the back cover..... On the last fly-leaf was printed the word
and the date September 12,1906 (Fitzgerald 173).
The differences in the two "eggs". East Egg is across the water from West Egg. East Egg is known to be the more prominent of the two, as it is the wealthiest, as West is what's called a new-rich area. The new money is known as the money they have earned, and in East Egg the "old money", is what has been passed down.
"Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful
Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay" ( Fitzgerald 6).
"... fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end" (Fitzgerald 7-8).
"This is the valley of ashes--a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens"(Fitzgerald 23).
" I live at West Egg, the--well, the less fashionable of the two..." " Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water,..."(Fitzgerald 5).
By: John Engleman
"On weekends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus,...while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug.."
(Fitzgerald 39).
"An hour later the front
door opened nervously, and
Gatsby, in a white
flannel suit,silver shirt, and gold
colored tie, hurried in"
(Fitzgerald 84)
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