What does The Great Gatsby cover mean?
The irises of the eyes with nude women lounging in them represent Jay Gatsby’s views about and future with Daisy Buchanan. They also represent the wealthy, since this book strips away their outer shell and shows their true nature. The eyes and the lips also represent Daisy.
What do the eyes mean in The Great Gatsby?
The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are a pair of fading, bespectacled eyes painted on an old advertising billboard over the valley of ashes. They may represent God staring down upon and judging American society as a moral wasteland, though the novel never makes this point explicitly.
What does Nick confess about himself at the end of Chapter 3?
Nick declares honesty to be his “cardinal virtue” at the end of Chapter 3. As readers, we should be suspicious when a narrator makes this type of claim. Nick says he’s among the most honest people he knows, but at this point in the novel the reader only has his word to go on.
What word best describes Gatsby?
A term that is often associated with Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby is “glamour”. Gatsby is involved, first and foremost, with a dazzling and illusory dream. He fools himself as he fools others because he truly believes in his dream of attaining wealth, glory and true love while living a flawlessly moral life.
What Gatsby says about himself?
Gatsby wants to tell Nick the truth about himself. What is the truth he tells him? He was the son of wealthy people from the Middle West (San Francisco), his family all died leaving him a great amount of money, he went to Oxford (as did most of his family), then he went around the world living an extravagant lifestyle.
Is Gatsby successful?
Jay Gatsby wanted to better himself, and make a name for him, and actually, he succeeds. But his idea of success became corrupted; he was so obsessed in making a large sum of money to get Daisy that he was not able to distinguish the fact of being wealthy from chasing his pursuit, getting Daisy.