How Does F Scott Fitzgerald Use Symbols In The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald used a lot of symbolism in the Great Gatsby. Names, colors, seasons and even the weather have something to do with symbolism. THis topic will be about explaining and evaluating symbolism in the book. Fitzgerald used symbolism in the charactes name to show a piece of their personality or how they act. Daisy is named after a flower which symbolizes innocence. Wolfshiem’s name means that he is cautious. Myrtle’s name means love, marriage, and immortality. The valley of ashes represents dull, despair, and depression. “ This is a valley of ashes, where fantastic farms grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens.” (page 26) In chapter 9, Myrtle was hit with a yellow car. Yellow represents decay, violence, and approach

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