Friday, March 7, 2008

Chapter 2




Chapter Two.





Said by Nick:

"The Valley of ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river..." (28).


This statement shows how the life of people who live there are "dirty" living people. Since they live in such dirty conditions, it follows them and they too turn into dirty rotten people.



Said by Nick:
"The interior was unprosperous and bare; the only care visible was a dust-covered ford which crouched in a dim corner" (29).


The significance of this quote is to explain the untidyness of Tom Buchannon's mistress. She is very unclean and it defines her also as a person.



Said by Nick:

"I have only been drunk twice in my life the second time was that afternoon" (33).


The significance of this quote is to show that Nick does not really drink very often. He was overwhelmed with what was going on that day so he decided to have a drink or two which ended up getting him drunk.



Said by Nick:

"...Tom Buchannon broke her nose with an open hand" (41).


This quote said by Nick, is telling how tom broke Daisy's nose. The significance of this quote is to show that Tom is a very violent person and he would even go as far as hitting his mistress.




Analysis of the Picture



The picture in this chapter is a wasteland and it represents the valley of ashes. The valley of ashes is a very sad and depressing place. It is between West and East egg. This a place where people are cold and mean. The place is dirty and ashy. Here people's actions speak louder than words.




Lyrics



Transvision Vamp



"Trash city"


Easy Rider to Star Wars From Che Guevara to Laurie Anderson From Light Shows to Videos From LSD to MTV From Back Pack to Pac-Man From the Now Generation to Hi-Tech From 2001 to We're No.1 From Oh Wow to The Transvision Vamp Motivation for the Spacin'Generation...



The rules are...there are no rules... Success is credibility...credibility is success...



Trash City,T,Trash,Trash City Trash City,T,Trash,Trash City



Trash City Video Dreams, 21th century Hey boys I'm a Planet Queen Of the 21th Century



Trash City here I come, Sony 8 for a Lazer Gun I got my finger on the trigger, gonna do a shoot and run I'll see you honey when the shooting's done We gotta aim to stun so grab your guns And let's go!



Trash City,T,Trash,Trash City Trash City,T,Trash,Trash City Trash City watch out here I come



Electric Blue neon overdrive VHS twin customised Shoot it up to Saturn Live All you hot-shots can take a ride I'll see you honey when the shooting's done We gotta aim to stun so grab your guns And let's go!



Trash City,T,Trash,Trash City Trash City,T,Trash,Trash City Trash City watch out here I come



Hollywood in Soho, hey now it's a real go-go Tonight I'll be upon the screens You'll see me in your dreams...Alright...Oh wow



Trash City here I come Trash City watch out here I come Watch out here I come



Trash City Video Dreams...Video Dreams 21th century Hey boy I'm a Planet Queen...I'm a Planet Queen Of the 21th century Pop-Pop,Rock-Rock,Shoot-Shoot,Swoop-Swoop Pop-Pop,Rock-Rock,Shoot-Shoot,Swoop-Swoop Transmission,T,Trans,Transmission No.1 No.1 Video Star



Trash City,T,Trash,Trash City Trash City,T,Trash,Trash City Trash City watch out here I come








Trash City, Trash City here I come Trash City, Trash City here I come Trash City, Trash City here I come Trash City, Trash City...I'm here




These lyris represent the Valley of the Ashes. Since the outer part of New York is ugly and grosses and looks "trashy". This song fist how the author was decribing the Vally of Ashes as a dreey place that you didn't want to get off the train for.


1 comment:

sam flynn said...

The valley of ashes is between the west egg and new york, not the east and west egg.