"I lived in west egg the- well, less fashionable of the two...."
"Making a short deft movement Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand"
"In the hall a bar with a real brass rail was setup, and stocked with gins and liquors, with cordials so long forgotten that most of his female guests were too young to know one from another."
"Good morning, old sport. You're having lunch with me today."
"He took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them,one by one before us, shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel, which lost their folds as they fell and covered the table in many- colored disarray." (pg.99)
West egg and east egg Develop the theme by setting the social status. It makes people think "Dang I really want to live there."
The American dream is shown through the excess of alcohol, especially since it was the prohibition during this time. The abundance of liquor shows that he is rich which is part of the American Dream.
Tom Buchanan helps develop the theme of the American Dream when he slaps Myrtle. He shows that even though he has everything that he needs, like a wife. He still needs to cheat and assert his power.
The shirts symbolize's the wealth part of the American Dream and how Gatsby has so much wealth and wants to show it off to Daisy.
Gatsby portrays the American Dream through his power.
"Her voice was full of money"
The green light symbolizes Gatsby hopes and dreams and even though he died he still was chasing the dream of being with Daisy.
"Gatsby believed in the green light the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter-tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out your arms farther.... And one morning--"
Gatsby,again, is a symbol for the American Dream. He shows if you want something to work for it, no matter the consequences.
"The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long island, sprang from his platonic conception of himself. He was a son of god--A phrase which if it means anything means just that- And he must be about his fathers business, the service of vast, vulgar and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent and to this conception he was faithful to the end."
"He was clutching at some last hope and I couldn't bear to shake him free."
"Gatsby once again symbolizes the American Dream, when he holds on to the hope even though he never achieved his "American Dream."
Money is being used to symbolize the wealth shown in this book.