Brandon McClung, Ian Edmiston, Luke Lish, Cole Haynes. The Great Gatsby: Chapter 3. An important symbol in this chapter is Gatsby’s wealth and material possessions. They symbolize the American Dream of the 1920’s and everyone wanted to be like Gatsby.
pg 49- “Anyhow, he gives large parties,” said Jordan. “And I like large parties. They’re so intimate.”
The idea of East Egg vs. West Egg is also a symbol in chapter 3. Eggs are white on the outside, representing purity and honesty. Both Eggs act as if they are the perfect. Then the inside of an egg is yellow, that no one can see, representing corruption and deceit between the two eggs. East Egg thinks they’re better than west, but they both secretly have their issues.
Pg 44- “Instead of rambling, this part had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed itself to the function of representing the staid nobility of the countryside – East Egg condescending to West Egg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety. “Symbols