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Symbols of Corruption in "The Great Gatsby"

Summary: The green light, Daisy's pearls, the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg, and death represent the corruption of the American Dream through social inequalities and greed in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."
From age to age, people have worked to fulfill their American Dream. The American Dream is the belief that through hard work and determination, a person can create a better life for themselves. However, people often lose the desire to work hard, and instead take a simpler path of selfishness. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, the green light, Daisy's pearls, the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg, and death all symbolize how greed and social inequalities can corrupt the American Dream.

The green light at the end of Daisy Buchanan's dock symbolizes Jay Gatsby's American Dream, to be able to relive his past love life with Daisy. The light is green, the color of envy, because he is jealous of Tom Buchanan. Gatsby strives to find a place in society, and does so by entering the bootlegging business to quickly...

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