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Symbols in "The Great Gatsby"
An analysis of the symbolism in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".
# 125847 | 1,500 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American)

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A discussion of Fitzgerald's deployment of symbols in "The Great Gatsby", particular the symbolism of the environment and the ambiguous symbol of the Dr. Eckelburg sign.

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"The main symbolism of "The Great Gatsby" arises out of the double duty that physical objects in the environment of the story do. They function as everyday objects and they function as aspects of the novel's social and psychological themes. For example, the green beacon light that Nick sees across the water from West Egg to East Egg is like dock lights all around the world performing a useful function. When Nick first sees it, he knows that Daisy and Tom live in that direction and it beckons..."

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