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Mind Map on setting notes, created by racmur3006 on 13/01/2015.
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the great gatsby
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glitz and glamour
"conduct themselves according to the rules of behaviour associated with amusement parks"
"many-coloured, many keyed commotion"
"champagne and starts"
Darkside- Decadence of the Upper class
concerned only about themselves and money
"yellow cocktail music"
out of control
"repair the ravages of the night before"
"five crates of oranges and lemons from a fruitier in New York"
exotic = extravgance
revealed through setting
provide better enhancement
"like new money from the mint"
Tom believes "dominant race"
more social status
"Georgian COlonial Mansion"
"Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island"
"James Gatz of North Dakota"
"Factual imitation of some Hotel de Villle in Normandy"
money & personna
having Gatsby next door
"son of God"
where as Buchanan's "smash up things and creatures"
separation on moral scale
Moral Degradation - theme
Valley of Ashes
upper class destruction
"clean up their mess"
result materials, decadence, moral abiguity
sterile, soulless society
twisted metaphors = growing problem
view = bleak
eyes of god
portray justice - theme
show judgement on social decay of America
no one being able to show who they are
no one has clear judgement
emphasizes split in social class
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