The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay examples

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Geography in the Great Gatsby
The Valley of Ashes was a place where lower class people lived and the West and East Eggs were where the middle and high class people lived. The different places are used to distinguish class and behaviors related to class. This is how Fitzgerald is using geography in The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald uses a lot of geography when describes The Valley of Ashes in his book “This is the valley of ashes a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens, where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air” (Fitzgerald 23).Nick carraway is explaining to us how the The Valley of Ashes is. Fitzgerald is using imagery in his novel.The way Fitzgerald used geography is to set up the mood throughout the book. In The Great Gatsby, geography repeatedly draw attention to the established social differences between the “new money” and “old money.” His further use of geography helped to deliver many of Fitzgerald 's messages such as commentary on the quest for success, both economic and social. “About halfway between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile” (Fitzgerald 23). Fitzgerald uses a lot of details when he used geography in the book because he would use music to describe where Gatsby or Nick were located an example is, “There…

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