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Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

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Melissa Hoak

on 30 September 2012

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Transcript of Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

Hester's "A" is a symbol of In The Scarlet Letter... shame adultery The witch trials represented Gatsby's Books
Ch. 3 The Great Gatsby? What symbols Ch. 3 Owl-Eyes exist in Ch. 2 The Billboard Valley of Ashes
Ch. 2 "They're real absolutely real have pages and everything. I thought they'd be a nice durable cardboard. Matter of fact, they're absolutely real... It fooled me! It's a triumph. What thoroughness! What realism!" This reaction to these books most of what Gatsby presents to the world is fake suggest that this society uses material things to hide their corruption and moral decay Owl-Eyes at the shelves of books." Gatsby's Books Owls indicate wisdom has glasses and large eyes -- more perceptive? this character is more important by the end of the story T.J. Eckleburg's Billboard "The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic — their irises are one yard high. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose. brood on over the solemn dumping ground. under sun and rain, ...his eyes, dimmed a little by many paintless days, Very descriptive; more than just a billboard Symbol for God? Mentioned in Ch. 8 by Tom and by Wilson. Second notable pair of eyes Symbol for insight? Poor inhabitants of Valley of Ashes must confront their reality instead of hiding behind fortune. The Valley of Ashes Symbolism in The Great Gatsby What is symbolism? "A stout, middle-aged man, with enormous owl-eyed spectacles, was sitting somewhat drunk on the edge of a great table, staring with unsteady concentration Symbol for blindness? The rich characters blind to reality, can simply hide behind wealth.
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