20th June 2017

Describe at least one important place in the written text. Explain how that place helped you to understand an important message in the text

The Valley of Ashes The american dream, that people who work hard in the valley of ashes don’t get what they deserve and the time they put in. “This is a valley of ashes – a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke”.

“The valley of ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river, and when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour. There is always a halt there of at least a minute and it was because of this that I first met Tom Buchanan’s mistress. “

New York City A place where rich go to find pleasure especially people who live at East Egg whereas the people at West Egg citizens tend to go to NY to make their money. also the perception of the city changes in proportion to the amount of conflict that the characters bring with them. “Over the great bridge, with sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up in white heaps and sugar lumps….is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the beauty and mystery in the world.”


“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.”



West Egg West Egg is where people live representing the wannabe money and illegally made money. “Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered among the water”.

“less fashionable” with “wide lawns and friendly trees”


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