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Water Imagery in The Great Gatsby

Summary: Although not commonly found, water imagery is a significant aspect of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. The water imagery emphasizes the hopelessness and sadness of the events encompassing Jay Gatsby's life and death, specifically the rain that falls on both his tea party with Daisy and his poorly attended funeral.
In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald presents the reader with tragic events as seen through the eyes of Nick Carraway. Nick becomes acquainted with Jay Gatsby, his neighbor who is in love with Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby's former lover. Ultimately, Mr. Wilson, who seeks revenge for the murder of his promiscuous wife, kills Gatsby. The tragedy of the unfortunate events in this novel is highlighted by water imagery, his descriptions of scenes through rain or mist that convey a certain message or mood. Although not commonly found, water imagery is a significant aspect of the novel. Fitzgerald uses water imagery in The Great Gatsby to emphasize the hopelessness and sadness of the events encompassing Jay Gatsby's life and death, specifically in his tea party with Daisy and his poorly attended funeral.

Fitzgerald portrays rain as a an unfortunate occurrence in Gatsby's tea...

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