Use Of Weather In The Great Gatsby

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The largest storm to ever hit New York happened in October of 2012. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald is brewing up an even larger storm. Although many might argue that in The Great Gatsby the weather is not relevant to anything but just New York weather, Fitzgerald uses the weather as a motif of mood throughout the story. Readers notice the use of weather to represent the mood early on in the book when it is raining when Gatsby and Daisy are at tea together.Typically people relate rain to sadness but here Fitzgerald uses it to show readers how Gatsby is feeling nervous about seeing Daisy for the first time in five years. When it “stopped raining”(pg.88) Fitzgerald is showing readers that Daisy and Gatsby are now beginning to become

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