Student’s Name: Tutor’s Name: Course: Date: The Great Gatsby Gatsby in the film “The Great Gatsby” plays a role where the author portrays a shift in the way Americans perceive the meaning of the American dream. The Europeans white settlers came west and in the 19th century they made a fortune economically (Seed 116). In this film there is a shift in the way people are getting money. There is an emphasis on creating quick ‘dirty’ money rather than working hard with integrity and real love. The eyes of T.J Eckleburg symbolizes the hollowness brought essence to stick to the morals. The American dream that entails peace seemed not to have been achieved the wealth notwithstanding. The Great Gatsby brings out the emptiness in the American life that hides under a façade of wealth and opulence. The eyes of Doctor T.J Eckleburg have a pensive look that represents the extent of moral decay in the American social and economic structure. Works Cited Colley Matthew. "The Great Gatsby." Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 54.2 (2000): 124-125. Harbison John. The Great Gatsby. G. Schrimer Incorporated 1999. Seed David. "The Great Gatsby." (1996): 115-117. [...]
There are numerous symbols in The Great Gatsby: the eyes of Dr. Eckelburg, the ash heap, the green light, Gatsby's shirts, East and West, etc. Choose one of these and explain how it helps explain the theme of the novel.