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Mind Map on setting notes, created by racmur3006 on 01/13/2015.

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setting notes
  1. Gatsby's Parties
    1. 1920's
      1. glitz and glamour
      2. "conduct themselves according to the rules of behaviour associated with amusement parks"
        1. "crazy Sundays"
          1. "many-coloured, many keyed commotion"
            1. "blue gardens"
              1. "champagne and starts"
              2. Darkside- Decadence of the Upper class
                1. theme points
                  1. materialistic
                    1. superficial
                    2. concerned only about themselves and money
                      1. "white palaces"
                        1. "glitter"
                          1. "excitement"
                            1. "gold"
                              1. "yellow cocktail music"
                          2. "having fights"
                            1. "roaring drunk"
                              1. out of control
                              2. violent confusion
                              3. "repair the ravages of the night before"
                                1. "five crates of oranges and lemons from a fruitier in New York"
                                  1. exotic = extravgance
                                  2. "careless people"
                                  3. Characters enhancement
                                    1. revealed through setting
                                      1. provide better enhancement
                                      2. The Buchannan's
                                        1. house
                                          1. "red"
                                            1. "like new money from the mint"
                                            2. "white"
                                              1. "white supremacy"
                                                1. Tom believes "dominant race"
                                              2. "fashionable"
                                                1. "refined
                                                  1. East Egg
                                              3. "old money"
                                                1. more social status
                                                2. "Georgian COlonial Mansion"
                                                3. Gatsby
                                                  1. "Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island"
                                                    1. "James Gatz of North Dakota"
                                                      1. House
                                                        1. "Factual imitation of some Hotel de Villle in Normandy"
                                                          1. "spanking new"
                                                            1. money & personna
                                                          2. "dirty money"
                                                            1. new money
                                                          3. Nick Carraway
                                                            1. Blessed
                                                              1. "Fundamental decencies"
                                                                1. having Gatsby next door
                                                                  1. "son of God"
                                                                2. West Egg
                                                                  1. better values
                                                                    1. where as Buchanan's "smash up things and creatures"
                                                                      1. separation on moral scale
                                                              2. Moral Degradation - theme
                                                                1. Valley of Ashes
                                                                  1. "dumping ground"
                                                                    1. symbol
                                                                      1. upper class destruction
                                                                        1. "clean up their mess"
                                                                          1. result materials, decadence, moral abiguity
                                                                            1. sterile, soulless society
                                                                          2. "grotesque gardens"
                                                                            1. twisted metaphors = growing problem
                                                                            2. "farms"
                                                                              1. view = bleak
                                                                              2. Eyes...
                                                                                1. eyes of god
                                                                                  1. portray justice - theme
                                                                                  2. show judgement on social decay of America
                                                                                    1. "fading eyes"
                                                                                      1. distorted vision
                                                                                        1. no one being able to show who they are
                                                                                        2. no one has clear judgement
                                                                                          1. emphasizes split in social class
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