The Great Gatsby Mind Map (The American Dream (Tom took Daisy away from…
The Great Gatsby Mind Map
Billboard (eyes): "I told her she might fool me but she can not fool God¨
Wealth: "Her voice was full of money"
Green light represents the hopes and dreams of Gatsby. This is why he is pictured reaching the green light but it is too far away.
The American Dream
Tom took Daisy away from Gatsby
Daisy was the American Dream to Gatsby. Gatsby tried to recreate the past but was unable to due to unrealistic expectations.
Myrtle: represents the failure of the American Dream and sexism towards women. Her affair with Tom shows how unacceptable it was for women to commit adultery but less harsh for men
Wilson: wants to be a successful man, is very determined, but is under minded by his dream when he is cheated on
Nick wanted to get Daisy and Gatsby back together (can be an example of a tragic hero)
Maybe the killing of Myrtle can be apart of the tragic hero example because Daisy and Gatsby were not meant to be
Gatsby's obsession for Daisy leads to his death. Gatsby worships Daisy and materialism to a point that leads to his downfall. The fact that he takes the blame for Myrtle's death, reveals his own obsession with the past. It shows that he will never be able to recreate it.
Nick says ¨I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking a little wistfully for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game
In chapter four Nick says the car ride with Gatsby ¨-with fenders spreading like wings we scattered light through half Astoria¨
Nick sees New York as ¨Enormous Eggs¨
The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg represent the eyes of God watching over the Valley of Ashes
The cars that Gatsby and Tom drive are very extravagant which display their wealth, whereas others like Wilson does not have the same technology
West and East Egg represent the change in times, East Egg is more older times whereas West Egg is showing the newer trends