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The Great Gatsby

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S: By. Jay Gatsby

FC: by Sharon Park | Jay Gatsby's scrapbook

1: I chose the green light and the car. The green light represents Gatsby’s hopes and dreams for the future. Gatsby associates it with Daisy, and in Chapter 1 he reaches toward it in the darkness as a guiding light to lead him to his goal. Gatsby's car represents his egotism; the car is a representation of himself. The cream color symbolizes great wealth.

2: My Childhood

3: Gastby changed his name from James Gats to Jay Gatsby to represent his reinvention of himself. He rose from an impoverished childhood in rural North Dakota. The report card from St. Olaf's collage shows that he dropped out of St. Olaf's College after two weeks because he could not bear the janitor job which he was paying his tuition. Gatsby met Daisy Buchanan as a young military officer in Louisville while he was stationed at nearby Camp Taylor.

4: Horoscopes | Carpricorn (Dec.21~Jan.19) You want to deliver the goods and be everything that others expect of you now, but you might now be clear as to what exactly you must do to fulfill your obligations. Instead of pleasing others, try to balance their needs with your own. As much as you wish for a simple answer, your life is not a multiple-choice question. The right answer is an essay hat requires you to be expressive, innovative and sincere.

5: This horoscope represents Jay Gatsby. He's trying to please others by throwing party every Saturday but not himself. And this horoscope shows to Gatsby that the wish for a simple answer, in his case, winning Daisy's love, will give him a close answer. He doesn't know what is right or not but by choosing a right decision, he will be able to win Daisy's heart.

7: The registration card shows that WW1 was the biggest reason that he couldn't hold Daisy. Gatsby worked on Lake Superior the next summer fishing for salmon and digging for clams. He meets Dan Cody while walking down the beach one day. Dan Cody, owner of the yacht, is a very wealthy man. Gatsby joined Dan on his yacht and traveled the seas with him. He then fell in love with money and wealth. Cody was a heavy drinker, and one of Gatsby's jobs was to look after him during his drunken binges. This gave Gatsby a healthy respect for the dangers of alcohol and convinced him not to become a drinker himself. When Cody dies, he left him $25,000 which made him very successful and wealthy. Gatsby then believed money could accomplish anything since he was rich.

9: The physical appearance of Gatsby's home represents the distasteful, pretentious display of the newly rich. With shoots of climbing ivy creeping up the walls, a marble swimming pool, and over forty acres of land, Nick describes the mansion as an "imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy. Gatsby uses his chateau to impress Daisy.

11: These two eggs represent the West and the East eggs which are just outside of New York. The purple egg represents the West Egg, wealthy but at a lower class. The colorful egg with the ribbon represents the East Egg because although its wealthy also its at a higher class. Tom and Daisy live on the East Egg. Nick and Gatsby live on the West Egg. People that live here are not what they seem. It symbolizes that people on the outside may look one way, but be a different person on the inside.

12: Party Plan -Food/Drink : buffet, entrées, desserts, cocktails, etc. -Entertainment : orchestra by seven, poker game, dance contests

13: This is party plan by Jay Gatsby; as he is going to invite people over to his house on Saturday. As he is trying to please people and find Daisy. He wants to prepare good foods and drinks, specially, alcohol to reflect the impaired judgment and morals of the generation of the Twenties. Everyone tied to the flapper culture and the sexual revolution was in a drunken state of stupor that results in the overall degradation of man.

14: Saturday, XX.XX.XX As always, I'm in my library watching, and hearing people. People who are coming to my party are gossiping about me. It is pretty funny when I listen to those. Some are saying that I killed a man that I was a German spy in World War 1. However, I don't think they are really interested in who I am. They are coming to my house just to enjoy the party and spend their time. They don't know where I came from, what I do, or how I made this fortune. I didn't know this party would result in the corruption of the American dream. I guess I'm very successful as in status but I am not really happy right now. Even though tons of people are visiting my house every week, I am always lonely. I am thinking It's because of Daisy.

15: Chapter 3, Gatsby has a party at his house. The people at the party gossip and talk about Gatsby and just use him for his parties. The people at the party don't have names. This symbolizes that everyone there represent the same personality and they all follow each other around. This also symbolizes that no one there cares about anyone but themselves.

16: Tom Buchanan -went to Yale with Nick and graduated in 1915. -enormously wealthy -accustomed to living in nice houses around the country -had lived in Chicago before he was married and at the beginning of this marriage to Daisy -married to Daisy in 1919. - cheating on Daisy!; Myrtle Wilson -attended my party and tried to find out how i made all my money.

17: This memo is taken by Gatsby and it's about Tom Buchanan. Since Gatsby's dream of loving Daisy is ruined, he wants her to live happily with her husband. However, Gatsby doesn't want Tom to abuse her in any ways. He wants to know about Tom so that he can decide to trust him or not. Also, this memo shows how much he cares about her, how much he loves her.

19: These New York City stamps show that Gatsby, Nick, Daisy, Tom, and Jordan take a trip to the city. As the sultry days of summer produce discomfort and irritation to many, the concern of a love affair between Gatsby and Daisy arises in Tom. Hoping to find refuge from the blistering heat, Tom, Daisy, Gatsby, Nick, and Jordan flee to the Plaza Hotel. The hotel suite that they occupy provides an neutral war ground for the battle over Daisy's love between Tom and Gatsby. Towards the end of Tom's confrontation, Gatsby discovers that Daisy was at some point in love with Tom. Finally, Gatsby realizes that he has lost the war.

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