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Gatsby Symbolism Analysis PracticeSymbolismis the creative use of objects, orsymbols, to indicate a deeper meaning orto represent something important.Just as a heart is a symbol of love or a turkey is asymbol of Thanksgiving, colors, animals, weather, numbers and even people can act assymbols in a piece of literature.It is important that we recognize the author’s use ofsymbols to indicate a deeper message in his or her work.Fitzgerald skillfully usessymbolism throughoutThe Great Gatsbyto create a novel full of depth and significance.Directions:Use the symbolism bank below, to match each symbol with its symbolicmeaning. Once you determine a symbol’s meaning, you must include an explanationwith textual evidence to support your answer.old moneyhope/aspirations“you can’t repeat the past”powerwealthmaterialismdeathsuccesscrime/corruptionfalse pretensesa new era/fresh startGodnew moneymoral decaythe American Dreampoverty1.The valley of ashesa.Symbolizes: ____________________________________________b.Textual Evidence: ________________________________________c.Explanation: ____________________________________________2.Gatsby’s shirtsa.Symbolizes: ____________________________________________b.Textual Evidence: ________________________________________c.Explanation: ____________________________________________3.The green lighta.Symbolizes: ____________________________________________b.Textual Evidence: ________________________________________c.Explanation: ____________________________________________4.East Egga.Symbolizes: ____________________________________________b.Textual Evidence: ________________________________________c.Explanation: ____________________________________________5.West Egg
a.Symbolizes: ____________________________________________b.Textual Evidence: ________________________________________c.Explanation: ____________________________________________
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