Symbolism In The Great Gatsby

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Analyse how a character was used to develop a message In the movie The Great Gatsby, the director Baz Luhrmann uses 3 techniques (Soundtrack, Actions and Symbolism) to develop the message of the decline of the American dream and that chasing this dream also has negative effects, shown through one of the characters Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is shown as a wealthy and powerful man, going after his love Daisy so he can complete his dream of having it all in life. Soundtrack is a very important technique throughout this film. The song choices in this movie influence the mood of a scene or help us to build an idea of the negative effects of the American dream. In one example, during the scene where Gatsby invited Nick and Daisy over to tour around his beautifully

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