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The Great Gatsby: A Plate Of Scrambled Eggs

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic, The Great Gatsby, tells a story of how love and greed lead to death. The narrator of the novel, Nick Carraway, tells of his unusual summer after meeting the main character, Jay Gatsby. Gatsby’s intense love makes him attempt anything to win the girl of his dreams, Daisy Buchanan. All the love in the world, however, cannot spare Gatsby from his unfortunate yet inevitable death. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald utilizes the contrasting locations of East Egg and West Egg to represent opposing forces vital to the novel.
The setting of the novel is based on real locations in the state of New York. The two Eggs in the story supposedly mimic two landmasses that jut out into the Long Island Sound. The two peninsulas are separated by the Manhasset Bay. From his house, Gatsby can look across this bay and see the little green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. The bay is all that is keeping him from his one true love. The Manhasset Bay symbolizes the void between everyone and their dreams. The dreams seem so close that they are almost reachable, yet they are so far away. The Great Gatsby demonstrates that this imaginary bay should be crossed with immense care, because people could be hurt, even killed.
Not only are the locations of East Egg and West Egg based on actual locations in New York, they also hold historical meaning. The people of ancient Egypt considered west to be the direction of death, so they always buried their dead on the west side of the Nile River. Their practices stem off their belief of that when the Sun sets in the west, it actually dies and remains dead all through the night. Then in the morning, the Sun is “born” once again. The ancient Egyptian beliefs parallel Fitzgerald’s novel because the people living in East Egg are “born” into money. They never...

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