Symbolism in the Great Gatsby

Atika Mohammad Hasan Ismael, Muntaha Farah Sulieman Samardali


This is a paper that focuses on different symbols in F. Scott's Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby. The novel makes a link between different symbols employed in the novel, the Jazz Age and The American Dream. The major symbols that the paper focuses on are: the green light, the eyes of Doctor. T.J. Eckleburg and The Valley of Ashes.These symbols play an important role in developing the plot of the novel and distinguish it as a great masterpiece in English literature.

Key Words: Symbols, Gatsby, Daisy, American Dream, Jazz Age, Fitzgerald.

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