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What is Chapter 2 about in The Great Gatsby?
Last Updated: 5th January, 2020
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Hereof, what is the theme of Chapter 2 in The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Great Gatsby, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Nick describes a "waste land" between West Egg and New York City where the ashes from the city are dumped.
Furthermore, what happened at the end of chapter 2 in The Great Gatsby? Tom, incensed by this outburst, lashes out with his open hand and breaks Myrtle's nose in one "short deft movement." The party enters into a downward spiral and the guests take their departure. The chapter ends with Nick seeing Mr. McKee home and then heading home himself.
Thereof, what is a symbol in Chapter 2 of The Great Gatsby?
Symbols. - The Valley of Ashes is a valley separating the West Egg form New York City. - Created by the dumping of ashes from factories and industrial buildings. - The rotting of the valley represents the rotting of the American Dream and the hopelessness of people in the area.
What happens in the first two chapters of The Great Gatsby?
At one point Daisy follows after Tom and the couple quarrel. When he gets back to his own house after dinner, Nick spies his neighbor, Gatsby, for the first time. Gatsby is standing on the lawn, looking at a small green light at the end of the dock at Daisy and Tom's house.