2 edition of Boyhood in the Valley found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||Mar 29, 2018|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 50 p. :|
|Number of Pages||83|
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The billboard represents a God who has been created by modern society to make money. The frontier promise has been corrupted by the lies of greed and the emptiness of a dream based on wealth.
The corruption of Gatsbys dream; with materialism as its means and the illusion of promise as its goal, is the corruption of American Idealism, which in turn becomes the empty promise. He makes the color the embodiment of his dream for the future; to reunite with Daisy is that dream.
Boyhood in the Valley But the green apparent in the book contrasts in a significant way. Fitzgerald evokes two meanings of white: one is the traditional meaning of purity; the second is the empowerment of whiteness.
So, gold represents the old money and green represents the new. In old times people used gold as a means for exchange, but as a national currency was established green money replaced the gold and gold was no longer backed the dollar. The owl-eyed man represents the truth behind a hidden facade for the purpose of material superiority, as was the case with Gatsby and the books in the library.
He also symbolized the possibly of world based not on materialism but intellect as he is the only one out of the partygoers to come to Gatsbys funeral.
Fitzgerald evokes two meanings of white: one is the traditional meaning of purity; the second is the empowerment of whiteness.
Gatsbys gold colored tie and silver shirt signify the attempt that Gatsby made to show tht he was of the old wealth.
The valley symbolizes a world whose inhabitants are so spiritually lost they, like Myrtle, begin to worship money and wealth.