The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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One of the reason’s that The Great Gatsby is used so often in Language Arts curriculums around the world is the incredible use of symbols and motifs that F. Scott Fitzgerald uses throughout the entire novel and how these literary devices to present the plot. Some of the most important symbols and motifs included in this novel include the weather (used to present certain aspects of the situations that the characters are in presently), Daisy Buchanan and the green light (used to represent the American Dream and unattainable goals), and the Eyes of T. J. Eckleburg (used to represent the judgement of God in the this post-industrial world). One motif that some readers might not notice while reading The Great Gatsby is the fact that the weather during the book accurately reflects certain important events that are happening in the plot. In Chapter 5, before Gatsby and Daisy reunite after many years, it’s pouring rain. However, after they move past the awkwardness of their reunion, their old sparks begin to fly as the sun comes out and the rain stops; “ When he realized what I was talking about, that there were twinkle-bells of sunshine in the room, he smiled like a weather man, like an ecstatic patron of recurrent light,” (Fitzgerald 89). When Gatsby finally decides to confront Tom about what he believes to be the truth about his and Daisy’s love, the summer has reached it’s peak, tempering bad moods and confrontational thoughts. Tom is one of the biggest victims to the
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