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The Great Gatsby Setting Map

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Courtney Lewis

on 29 March 2014

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby Setting Map

"Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful red-and-white Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay."
Buchanan's House
East Egg
"Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water..."
Gatsby's House
Hotel in New York
Nick's House
Long Island Sound
Railroad Tracks and Motor Road
T.J. Eckleberg Billboard
Tom and
Myrtle's
Apartment
West Egg
Wilson's Garage
"...and separated only by a courtesy bay, jut out into the most domesticated body of salt water
in the Western hemisphere, the great wet barnyard of Long Island Sound."
"My own house was an eyescore, but it was a small eyescore, and it had been overlooked..."
"The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleberg are blue and gigantic--their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a non-existent nose."
Valley of Ashes
",,,well, the less fashionable of the two..."
"The room was large and stifling, and, though it was already four o'clock, opening the windows admitted only a gust of hot shrubbery from the Park."
"About half way between
West Egg and New York
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
desolate area of land."
"The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard--it was a factual imitation of some Hôtel de Ville in Normandy..."
"The interior was prosperous and bare; the only car visible was the dust-covered wreck of a Ford which crouched in a dim corner."
"This is a valley of
ashes--a fantastic
farm where ashes
grow like wheat
into ridges and
hills and grotesque
gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air."
"The apartment was on the top floor-- a small living-room, a small dining-room, a small bedroom, and a bath."

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