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The Great Gatsby
Chapter 2 begins with a description of the valley of ashes, a desolate and forsaken expanse of formerly developed land that marks the intersection of the city with the suburbs. In addition to its desolate feel and uniform grayness, this forlorn area is home to a decaying billboard that calls attention to itself. Depicted on the advertisement are the Eyes of Doctor T. Eckleburg, which are described as "blue and gigantic — their retinas are one yard high. The two men are headed to New York when Tom insists they get off the train in order for Nick to "meet [his] girl.
Scott Fitzgerald's famous jazz age tale. Our comprehensive guide contains everything students need to understand F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous jazz-age tale, including chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character profiles and analysis of the themes and symbols. In it there is a large, old billboard with a huge pair of eyes advertising Doctor T. He decides to get off and visit her. Nick does not want to go, but Tom, who is already quite drunk from lunch, aggressively insists. As Tom and Mr Wilson are talking, Myrtle appears and tells her husband to get some chairs.
Contrary to Daisy, Myrtle is not a dainty, thin woman, but rather on the bigger side. We also discussed that Tom is most likely using Nick to boost his own ego. How is this contradictory? It becomes obvious then as to why Myrtle is having an affair with Tom; obviously, there is no hope for Myrtle to rise above the Valley of Ashes if she does not associate herself with a wealthy man from East Egg. Being that women were incredibly dependent on men during the s, Myrtle must depend on an affluent man to take her away from the Valley. Unfortunately, she cannot depend on Wilson — who ironically enough, owns a business but cannot generate any profits. This explains her unfortunate dependency on Tom.
The men who live here work at shoveling up the ashes. Overhead, two huge, blue, spectacle-rimmed eyes—the last vestige of an advertising gimmick by a long-vanished eye doctor—stare down from an enormous sign.
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Book Guides. Our citation format in this guide is chapter. We're using this system since there are many editions of Gatsby, so using page numbers would only work for students with our copy of the book. To find a quotation we cite via chapter and paragraph in your book, you can either eyeball it Paragraph beginning of chapter; middle of chapter; on: end of chapter , or use the search function if you're using an online or eReader version of the text. Above this bleak, smoky, unpleasant landscape is a giant billboard advertising Dr. Eckleburg, an eye doctor.