A symbol is defined as something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship , association, convention, or accidental resemblance. In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he uses the green light, the East and West egg, and T.J Eckleburg to show how the American Dream is present and affects each of the characters.
The American Dream is different for different people, but in The Great Gatsby,
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too fantastic to be fulfilled Gatsby is obsessed with his goal of fulfilling his dream. It is which makes him attempt the impossible, to repeat the past and refuse to move on. The symbols helped to give me a clearer understanding of the novel because each symbol had a different meaning which gave a more in-depth understanding of the American Dream. It also let me know more about each character; their flaws, ambitions, and desires.