Gatsby quotes

Roza Stevenson
Flashcards by Roza Stevenson, updated more than 1 year ago
Roza Stevenson
Created by Roza Stevenson about 4 years ago


The Great Gatsby quotes with some analysis

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Setting showing sadness and depression amoungst a group of people The Valley of Ashes "This is a valley of ashes,a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges
A symbol that proves Daisy's shallowness and materialism The shirts "It makes me sad because I've never seen such beautiful shirts before"
The use of language here foreshadows the death of Myrtle by using word choice Gatsby's car "It was rich in cream colour... swollen her and there in it's monstrous length"
Description of Tom that proves he knows he is in control Tom's eyes "Two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face"
Setting that symbolises new money West Egg "I lived in West Egg... the less fashionable of the two"
A symbol that represents Daisy to Gatsby The green light "A single green light minute and far away"
A part of Gatsby's house that shows that he is new to money The Ivy "...spanking new under a thin beard of ivy"
The whole reason Gatsby changed who he was and why he gained all his money Daisy "I didn't want you to think I was just some nobody"
Tom breaks through to the real Gatsby A poor man "...let Mr Nobody from Nowhere make love to your life"
The house that symbolises established / old money The Buchannans house "...a cheerful red and white Georgian colonial mansion overlooking the bay"
Who Gatsby was before he changed himself to be the man he is now James Gatz - Jay Gatsby "Jay Gatsby...sprung from the platonic version of himself"
The thing that's clouded Gatsbys reality The dream "The colossal vitality of his illusion"
The things people say about Gatsby that aren't true The rumours "Someone told me he once killed a man" "He was an Oxford man" "He was a German spy during the war"
The quote you should put in every essay that sums up the theme of "Social hierarchy" The lower class characters "The holocaust was complete"
A description of the Buchannans home New money "glistening palaces"
The thing Gatsby is trying to do with Daisy Repeat the past "Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can"
What happens to Gatsby's house after he takes the blame for Daisy killing Myrtle Dust "there was an inexplicable amount of dust everywhere"
A technique Fitzgerald uses to foreshadow the tension in Manhattan Pathetic Fallacy "it was almost the last, certainly the warmest of summer"
A symbol of hope in the Valley of Ashes The Wilson's house "the only building in sight was a small block of yellow brick"
Another foreshadow into the tension in Manhattan The carpet "Gatsby stood in the centre of the crimson carpet"
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