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Samuel Castrejon 25 February 2012 Imagery/Symbolism in The Great Gatsby Chapter # Imagery Quote Symbol 1 “Involuntarily I glanced seaward - and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock" (26). “ The idea of the light is brought up a lot in this novel, and it is seen as a symbol of hope for Gatsby concerning his future with Daisy 2 “A fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air” (27). The Valley of Ashes The Valley of Ashes goes away from the norm and represents darkness and destruction in this society that seems perfect. 3 “A Dim background started to take shape behind him but at her next remark it faded away” (53) Darkness The darkness showed in this scene creates the symbols later in the novel. 4
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