Setting Quotes – Great Gatsby

Physical Setting: East Egg (“Across… Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water
Physical Setting: West Egg I lived at West Egg…the less fashionable of the two
Physical Setting: East/West Egg are … A pair of enormous eggs, identical in contour
Physical Setting: Inhabitants of East/West Egg represent contrasting views attitudes A more interesting phenomenon is their dissimilarity in every particular except shape and size
Physical Setting: The Valley of Ashes – epitomises the tough/uncomfortable work Ash grey men…swarm up with leaden spades
Physical Setting: The Valley is described as Grotesque, crumbling, ghastly
Physical Setting: Valley of Ashes – Road is personified as wanting to escape the valley The motor road hastily joins the to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land
Physical NYC: Shows NYC’s vibrant/exciting nature I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it
Physical NYC: Meyer Wolfsheim is Quite a character around New York…the man who fixed the World Series
Physical Setting: Gatsby’s Mansion is a Factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy
Physical Setting: Gatsby’s Mansion: Gatsby… Bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay
Physical Setting: Gatsby’s Mansion: “I think he… I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes
Physical Setting: Gatsby….of his book collections Didn’t cut the pages
Physical Setting: library possesses a wider meaning – serves to represent Gatsby’s façade If one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse

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