Car Symbolism in the Great Gatsby

If Jordan keeps this attitude, an accident is bound to occur, destroying her, her car and other people. Jordan also shows her carelessness "when she left a borrowed car out in the rain with the top down and then lied about itaE(62). Jordan does not care about her own possessions, let alone somebody else's. She Del Monte 2

has no sense of responsibility and ends up lying about ruining the car. These reckless actions reiterate the fact that society does not care about the consequences of their rash actions.

In addition, society's desire to own automobiles symbolizes their immense materialism. While waiting outside one day, Nick sees "Gatsby's gorgeous car come up...to his door...it was a rich cream color...a monstrous length...aE(68). Gatsby feels the need to have the best of everything, including his car. Equated to this is how much he wants Daisy, but it is something that he cannot have. Even Wilson shows how impatient and materialistic he is when he asks Tom about the car he is going buy. T


 
 
 
 
 
 



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