The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby by Mind Map: The Great Gatsby

1. The Roles Of Women in Society

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1.1.1. ¨She never loved you,do you hear?he cried.She only married you because i was poor and she was tired of watching for me. It was at terrible mistake,but in her heart she never loved any one except me!¨.(pg 130) This quote means that Gatsby wanted daisy to tell Tom how Daisy felt for Gatsby when they were married and how Gatsby told Tom that she never love you and she only love Gatsby.And it also tells that back then women in the high society were supposed to married men in high society class because of they wealth and class.

2. Symbols

2.1. The Eyes of Dr.TJ Ecklerburg

2.1.1. The Eyes Of Dr.TJ Ecklerburg

2.1.2. The Eyes of Dr.Tj Ecklerburg is a symbol because it represents that someone is always watching you whether it's a friend, stranger, or God. Someone is always watching.

2.1.3. ¨They look at out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a non - existent nose." Page 23

2.2. Valley Of Ashes

2.2.1. Valley Of Ashes

2.2.2. The Valley Of Ashes is between West Egg and New York. The Valley of Ashes represent the lower class of New York. It represents the people that aren't like Gatsby or Daisy that don't live in big houses. It represents the struggle of these lower class people and what they do so they can make a living for themselves or their family.

2.2.3. ¨This is the 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 ans rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air.¨ Page 23

2.3. The Green Light

2.3.1. The Green Light

2.3.2. The Green Light is a light across the bay from Gatsby's house. The light represents Gatsby doing anything and every possible thing to achieve his goals. In the story, it represents Daisy in a way and being with Daisy was a goal he was trying to achieve.

2.3.3. ¨Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that´s no matter - to-morrow we will run faster, stretch our arms farther...¨ Page 180

3. Themes

3.1. The American Dream

3.1.1. image "I lived at 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. [...] Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water, and the history of the summer really begins on the evening I drove over there to have dinner with the Tom Buchanan's. Daisy was my second cousin once removed, and I'd known Tom in college. And just after the war I spent two days with them in Chicago." Chapter 1 This quote means that Nick see two different ways of seeing the American dream as a hardworking Chicago and part of a " Middle West" culture and how "white" fashionable East Egg.A for Nick may be able to make in the the Middle-East but when he is not cut out for East Coast life.

3.2. class and society

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3.2.2. "I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart. Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction—Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn." This quote means that Gatsby may be a low class but when it comes to Nick still manages to see something good in him.But when has the "natural decencies" that other members of the high society don't.

4. Motifs

4.1. Parties

4.1.1. Parties

4.1.2. Parties are constantly mentioned in the book. Gatsby is always throwing parties and random people show up. Gatsby only threw them for one reason in hope that Daisy would show up. That is why they were so significant.

4.1.3. ¨I think he half expected her to wander into one of his parties, some night,¨ Page 79

4.2. Cars

4.2.1. Cars

4.2.2. Cars are mentioned a lot too. They talk about the values of the cra and they become very important when Daisy runs Meryl over. They then focus on doing everything possible to hide the car. The car was on of the reasons for Gatsby's death.

4.2.3. ¨Anyhow - Daisy stepped on it. I tried to make her stop, but she couldn't, so I pulled on the emergency brake.¨ Page 144

4.3. Love

4.3.1. Love

4.3.2. Love is a motif because the main story is love. It's about how much Gatsby and Daisy loved each other. In the story Gatsby kept trying to get Daisy to say she never loved Tom even if it wasn't true. Love is mentioned many times in the story.

4.3.3. ¨Daisy loved me when she married me and she loves me now.¨ Page 131