The Great Gatsby

By: Het Desai

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Text-to-World Connections: Meme

The above real life and current image is Bad Luck Brian. Brian has become a symbol for a stroke of hilarious bad luck. The meme mocks Brian by saying he hosts a party, however it is the same day as the famous Jay Gatsby's party and because everyone in town goes to Gatsby's party, Brian continues his streak of bad luck.
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Text to World Connections: Meme

This meme or real life picture mocks a third world child who is skeptical about how things are supposed to run or the norm. The picture above jokes Gatsby, and his unfamiliarity with the concept of greeting and interacting with your guests during parties. It shows that Gatsby is unfamiliar with the concept of talking and having fun with your guests.
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Text-to-World Connections: Meme

Bad Luck Leo is meme based on the popular Bad Luck Brian that explains the unfortunate situations the characters DiCaprio has played have found themselves in. This meme was created and first used to mock DiCaprio and his bad luck at never winning an Oscar despite being nominated 3 times. The picture above mocks DiCaprio's (Gatsby's) bad luck by saying he is a perfect and rich man, however his true love still wants the man that's cheating on her.

The Hero's Perspective: Character Scrapbook

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Literary Elements: Motifs

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The Eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg

The eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg on the billboard represent God and his omnipresence.The eyes on the decaying billboard are all-knowing and watch over the booming town. They see everything that goes on in the town. They symbolize a higher power that looms over the actions that unfold throughout the story. The eyes watch the people of the town make, they represent the fact that someone is always watching your actions so make a positive impact on the world.

The Green Light

The green light that Gatsby looks out at from his backyard is located on Daisy’s dock. This light represents two different things to Gatsby. First and most obviously, it symbolizes Daisy – when he looks at that light he is thinking of Daisy. The second thing that this green light might represent to Gatsby is his envy (since green is the color of envy) or jealousy toward Tom for what he has that Gatsby wants – Daisy. Nick also makes mention of this green light at the end of the novel, saying that it is what everyone reaches for; therefore, it is also possible that this green light is also a symbol of the American Dream for Gatsby.

Gatsby's Mansion

Gatsby's mansion, gigantic and ostentatious, is symbolic of Gatsby's lifestyle and how it came to be. The American Dream, to Gatsby, is the acquisition of money and goods which, in theory, will lead to a happier life. Gatsby's thinking is fatally flawed (literally) because while he has achieved unlimited material wealth, all he really wanted was Daisy. His quest to rekindle his love with Daisy, however, will end with a case of misinformation that leaves Gatsby dead.

The Valley of Ashes


The valley of ashes between West Egg and New York City consists of a long stretch of barren land created by the dumping of industrial ashes. It represents the moral and social problems that result when pursuing wealth with no other thought in mind. The problem when greed over takes your mind and it longer has space to think. The valley of ashes also symbolizes the home of the poor, like George Wilson, who live among the dirty ashes and looses his wife as a result.

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The Heroic Journey: Wordle

Some of the biggest words that appear throughout this wordle are world, judgement, and advantages. These words continually appear throughout this illustration due to the fact that they are the 3 biggest parts of the theme of the story. The Great Gatsby advocates that the world would be a better place without judgement and pursuit of wealth. A famous piece of advice given to Nick from his father also advocates that before you judge another individual remember he might not have had the same advantages you had. For these reasons these 3 words appear boldly throughout the wordle consisted of the assistance to help and grow Nick as an individual.