Imagery In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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Imagery is used in writing when a writer trying to emphasis a specific key element, or portray a clear picture for the reader to understand. Throughout the book, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses imagery to paint a vivid picture for the reader. Imagery is used to describe specific key elements of a story which is shown in The Great Gatsby. Imagery was portrayed for the reader especially when it comes to the setting and characters. In the movie however, imagery was shown both similar and differently. The movie focuses a lot on the setting and charters but also shows imagery of other small factors. Imagery was both present in both the book and the movie, both the movie and book had similar routes of incorporating the imageries.…show more content…
“ In his blue garden men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” (Fitzgerald 39) This imagery compared the people and guests invited to the party to moths because clusters of people would walk in and out of the house and the house was stuffed and packed with guests. This imagery was also shown in the movie, in one scene the movie portrays the blue garden with tons of couples and guest dancing along the “blue” garden. Imagery also played a big part in describing the Valley of the Ashes illustrated in chapter two of the book. Nick, the narrator describes The Valley of Ashes as the land that lies in between the Eggs and New York. The name “Valley of the Ashes” was given to this specify area is given due to its horrible conditions. This area was very unpleasant and is considered the dead land or the waste land. “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.” (Fitzgerald 23) This imagery portrays lower social class at the time period. The Valley of Ashes is very symbolic to the book as it symbolizes the plight of the poor, and characters such as George Wilson, who lives in the
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