Great Gatsby Ch Two

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Chapter 2

Synopsis

Tom and Nick go to New York

On the way stop at Valley of Ashes and meet Myrtle and Wilson

Go to Tom and Myrtle’s flat

Nick gets drunk

Tom breaks Myrtle’s nose

Chronology/Time

Follows normal chronology until Nick gets drunk and then it jumps a lot

Settings

Valley of Ashes

Between the Eggs and New York-no man’s land, there’s nothing there, people just pass through

Everything is grey-dull, no spirit

Dominated by T. J. Eckleburg’s eyes

“ashes grow like wheat”, “ash grey men”, “grotesque gardens”, “shadow of a garage”

New York

Don’t learn much visually, see it through the people

Busy, represents action

“Fifth Avenue, warm and soft, almost pastoral”

Bustling city compared to the countryside positive imagery

Tom & Myrtle’s Flat

Opposite of Tom and Daisy’s house

“on the top floor”, “crowded”, “furniture entirely too large for it”, “an over-enlarged photo”, “scenes of ladies swinging in the gardens of Versailles”

Tom’s tried to bring some of his and Daisy’s house into the flat, but

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