Gatsby Essay

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Bryce BeatonMre.HoekendorfEnglsih 11-411 May,2013Gatsby PaperIn chapter two of the great Gatsby, "This is a 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. Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and immediately the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sight."This has been used to summarize the character, setting, conflict, symbols, and the metaphors in the whole story of the Great Gatsby. In this quote the character that is brought is that of the hard working men. This is clearly shown by the fact that there are equipped with laden spades to stir up the cloud. The setting of the story is on a farm where it is said that ashes grow like wheat. This setting is specifically in a valley of ashes. In this quote conflict have been realized because of the fact that the ashes are all over the farm. They are said to be growing like wheat thus making the air to be powdery. The men who are described in the quote are crumbling through the powdery air. To make the matter worse, the place is dim due to the ashes. The symbols that have been used in the quote are the houses and chimneys. These have been used to symbolize the advance effects of the ashes on the farm. The ashes have really gone high to the...

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