Symbolism In The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby was a man who went through great lengths in order to bring back the love he still has with Daisy. But unfortunately because Daisy is a woman of riches, she only loves those based on wealth, and this comes to ruin Gatsby. She is nothing but a fool who gives her heart out to those who may supply her with more materialistic goods. Gatsby spent many resources on trying to get into the upper class while in the pursuit of Daisy. The huge parties Gatsby had been throwing were made solely for Daisy, as everything else he has done, but once he realized that Daisy didn’t enjoy these parties, he stopped having them. This is seen when Nick says,” I felt that there were guests concealed behind every couch and table, under…show more content…
This is also seen in the huge mansion Gatsby has bought. Nick, Gatsby, and Daisy go into Gatsby’s mansion because he wants to show it off and impress her. They wander through the, “ Marie Antoinette music rooms and Restoration salons,” as well as Gatsby having many “periodrooms”, referencing Gatsby’s want of trying to be an aristocrat. This is demonstrated even more when Nick thought that,” I think he revalued everything in his eyes in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.” But inside the house, we also see how Gatsby was simply the outward appearance James Gatz was trying to lead Daisy to believe. This is seen especially when Nick comments that,” his Krzysiak 2 bedroom was the simplest of all,” a reference to the lifestyle James Gatz had grown up with when he was in the Midwest. This notion is strengthened even more when we see Gatsby has,” the dresser was garnished with a toilet set of pure dull gold.” This shows that Gatsby is merely making an appearance of being rich, and that is not his true self. His room is in the center of the house, due to all the halls Gatsby had taken them through, and this symbolizes that this

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