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Vassilakis 3Students NameMiss Karagiozis/Mrs. Crim-RogersEnglish III Period 76 March 2019 Symbolism Found in The Great GatsbyAuthors use symbolism to represent an abstract idea that is encased in an object, character, figure or color to helpcreate meaning and emotion in a story. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, tells a story about a self-made man-Jay Gatsby; a man who lived the American Dream, but whose money and wealth never made him truly happy. Fitzgerald’s story is filled with numerous symbols,such as The Valley of Ashes, the color green, and Gatsby’s mansion. These are a few of the symbols that play a significant role in The Great Gatsby. They describe how the American dream unfolds for the main character, Gatsby, and further reveals the limitations of Gatsby in attaining his American Dream. A major symbol in The Great Gatsby is The Valley of Ashes, an industrial wasteland covered in ash and soot. The Valley of Ashes is half way from new york, and west egg. Gatsby resides in west egg, A place where people recently became wealthy. As opposed to people that live in the east egg and are